If I could only tike them an' you too, swop me bob, I should be 'appy.'
The fireman—'e's a real 'andsome man—I can tike to that sort myself.
Suspicion, put on the scent by the night-watchman's story, pointed to tike Bryerson as the criminal.
What 'urts me about it is that I jest made a sort of mistake 'ow she'd tike it.
And Dirk, he says: ‘tike the “doctor’s” coal hammer and smash in a bottom plank.
tike my word for it, if people took a little drop of spirits in time, there'd be much less sickness abaht.'
And Hunt was gone; they heard him whistling for his tike when he was himself out of sight, and the dog went at last.
tike my word, there ain't no good in teetotalism; it finds yer aht in the end, an' it's found you aht.'
By this time, however, her admirers had found a new love in the tike, who came dancing before them all in white.
One 'ud hardly b'lieve it possible for such things to tike plice in London nowadays.
c.1400, "cur, mongrel," from Old Norse tik "bitch," related to Middle Low German tike. Also applied in Middle English to a low-bred or lazy man. The meaning "child" is from 1902, though it was used in playful reproof from 1894.