Itch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word itch
Brit.  |ɪtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word itch

noun

- a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation(syn: scabies)
- a strong restless desire (syn: urge)
- an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch (syn: itchiness, itching)

verb

- scrape or rub as if to relieve itching (syn: rub, scratch)
- have or perceive an itch
- cause to perceive an itch
- have a strong desire or urge to do something(syn: spoil)

Examples

His eyes began to burn and itch because of his allergies.

This sweater makes me itch.

I had a slight itch on my back.

Scratching only makes the itch worse.

She's always had an itch for adventure.

He has an itch to travel.

Those two boys are itching for a fight, they've been on the edge of a quarrel all day.

My feet were itching terribly.

The label on this shirt itches me.

Scratch my back - I have an itch.

he has a bad case of the itch

I'm itching--the air is so dry!

She is itching to start the project

Scratching the itch only makes it worse.

You shouldn't scratch. It'll just make your itch worse.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: itch
he/she/it: itches
present participle: itching
past tense: itched
past participle: itched
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