Definition What makes you tick

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Definition

(I want to know) what makes you tick: (I want to know) what motivates you, what interests you, what you like
idiom

to tick: to make a clicking sound (like a clock or a machine)
verb

to tick (a box): to draw a symbol in (a box), to choose or validate (an option)
verb

Examples

  • "We are "examining" him now in a secret location (the toilets in the Delavigne parking lot), trying to find out literally what makes these robots tick."

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