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)
he has a bad case of the itch
- 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
I'm itching--the air is so dry!
- cause to perceive an itch
his skin itched
- have a strong desire or urge to do something (syn: spoil)
She is itching to start the project

Extra 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.

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.

My fingers itch (to do smth.).

Word forms

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