Itch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- 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)


- 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)


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

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