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itch

 (ĭch)
n.
1. An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
2. Any of various skin disorders, such as scabies, marked by intense irritation and itching.
3. A restless desire or craving for something: an itch to travel.
v. itched, itch·ing, itch·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To feel, have, or produce an itch.
b. To have a desire to scratch.
2. To have a persistent, restless craving.
v.tr.
1. To cause to itch.
2. To scratch (an itch).

[Middle English yicche, from Old English gicce, from giccan, to itch.]

itch

(ɪtʃ)
n
1. an irritation or tickling sensation of the skin causing a desire to scratch
2. a restless desire
3. (Pathology) any skin disorder, such as scabies, characterized by intense itching
vb
4. (intr) to feel or produce an irritating or tickling sensation
5. (intr) to have a restless desire (to do something)
6. not standard to scratch (the skin)
7. itching palm a grasping nature; avarice
8. have itchy feet to be restless; have a desire to travel
[Old English gīccean to itch, of Germanic origin]
ˈitchy adj
ˈitchiness, ˈitching n

itch

(ɪtʃ)
v.i.
1. to have or feel a peculiar tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin that causes a desire to scratch the part affected.
2. to cause such a feeling: This shirt itches.
3. Informal. to scratch a part that itches.
4. to have a desire to do or get something: to itch after fame.
v.t.
5. to cause to have an itch.
6. Informal. to scratch (a part that itches).
7. to annoy; vex; irritate.
n.
8. the sensation of itching.
9. a restless desire or longing: an itch for excitement.
10. the itch, scabies.
[before 900; Middle English (y)icchen, Old English]

itch


Past participle: itched
Gerund: itching

Imperative
itch
itch
Present
I itch
you itch
he/she/it itches
we itch
you itch
they itch
Preterite
I itched
you itched
he/she/it itched
we itched
you itched
they itched
Present Continuous
I am itching
you are itching
he/she/it is itching
we are itching
you are itching
they are itching
Present Perfect
I have itched
you have itched
he/she/it has itched
we have itched
you have itched
they have itched
Past Continuous
I was itching
you were itching
he/she/it was itching
we were itching
you were itching
they were itching
Past Perfect
I had itched
you had itched
he/she/it had itched
we had itched
you had itched
they had itched
Future
I will itch
you will itch
he/she/it will itch
we will itch
you will itch
they will itch
Future Perfect
I will have itched
you will have itched
he/she/it will have itched
we will have itched
you will have itched
they will have itched
Future Continuous
I will be itching
you will be itching
he/she/it will be itching
we will be itching
you will be itching
they will be itching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been itching
you have been itching
he/she/it has been itching
we have been itching
you have been itching
they have been itching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been itching
you will have been itching
he/she/it will have been itching
we will have been itching
you will have been itching
they will have been itching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been itching
you had been itching
he/she/it had been itching
we had been itching
you had been itching
they had been itching
Conditional
I would itch
you would itch
he/she/it would itch
we would itch
you would itch
they would itch
Past Conditional
I would have itched
you would have itched
he/she/it would have itched
we would have itched
you would have itched
they would have itched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.itch - a contagious skin infection caused by the itch miteitch - a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch"
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
2.itch - a strong restless desireitch - a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
3.itch - an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratchitch - an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin
pruritus - an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)
Verb1.itch - scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!"
irritate - excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach"
2.itch - have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
tickle, titillate, vellicate - touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
hurt, smart, ache - be the source of pain
tingle, prickle - cause a stinging or tingling sensation
3.itch - cause to perceive an itch; "his skin itched"
4.itch - have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

itch

verb
1. prickle, tickle, tingle, crawl When you have hayfever, your eyes and nose stream and itch.
2. long, ache, crave, burn, pine, pant, hunger, lust, yearn, hanker I was itching to get involved.
noun
1. irritation, tingling, prickling, itchiness Scratch my back - I've got an itch.
2. desire, longing, craving, passion, yen (informal), hunger, lust, yearning, hankering, restlessness an insatiable itch to switch from channel to channel

itch

noun
1. A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure:
verb
To have a greedy, obsessive desire:
Translations
يَتَلَهَّف، يَتَحَرَّقُ شَوْقايَحُك، يُسَبِّبُ الحَكَّهيَسْتَحِكُهُ جِلْدُهيُصاب بالحَكَّه
mít velkou chuťsvědětsvěditsvrběnísvrbět
kløkløebrænde efterhave kløe i fingrene
haluhinkukutinakutistasyyhy
לגרד
svrbjeti
klæjakláîisárlanga, klæja í lófana
かゆいかゆみかゆみを生じる渇望渇望する
가렵다
nagai niežtiniežėjimasniežėtiniežtintis
būt tieksmeiniezeniezēšananiezēt
dorinţămâncărime
mať veľkú chuťsvrbeniesvrbieť
srbečicasrbeti
klia
คัน
dört gözle beklemekkaşın makkaşınmakaşınmakkaşıntı
ngứa

itch

[ɪtʃ]
A. Npicor m; (less frequent) → picazón f, comezón f
to have an itchtener un picor; (less frequent) → tener una picazón or una comezón
I've got an itch here, can you scratch it for me?me pica aquí or tengo un picor aquí, ¿me puedes rascar?
to have an itch to do sth (fig) → rabiar por hacer algo
see also seven
B. VI
1. (= be itchy) my leg itchesme pica la pierna; (said by older people) → tengo picazón or comezón en la pierna
I was itching all overme picaba todo
to be itching for sth (fig) → estar deseando algo
he was itching for a chance to play against the championestaba deseando tener la oportunidad de jugar contra el campeón
he's itching for a fighttiene ganas de pelea
to be itching to do sth (fig) → rabiar por hacer algo
2. (= cause itchiness) [sweater, wool] → picar

itch

[ˈɪtʃ]
ndémangeaison f
Scratch my back, I've got an itch → Gratte-moi le dos, ça me démange.
vi
[person] → avoir des démangeaisons
[part of body] → démanger, gratter
It itches → Ça me démange., Ça me gratte
My head's itching → La tête me démange., La tête me gratte.
My toes are itching like mad → Les orteils me grattent comme c'est pas possible.
(= eager)
I'm itching to get started → Je brûle de commencer., Il me tarde de commencer.

itch

n
(lit)Jucken nt, → Juckreiz m; I have an itchmich juckt es, ich habe einen Juckreiz
(fig inf: = urge) → Lust f; I have the itch to do somethinges reizt or juckt (inf)mich, etw zu tun; the seven-year itchdas verflixte siebte Jahr
vi
(lit)jucken; my back is itchingmein Rücken juckt (mich), mir or mich juckt der Rücken; that rash made me itch all overder Ausschlag juckte am ganzen Körper
(fig inf) he is itching to …es reizt or juckt (inf)ihn, zu …; he’s itching for a fighter ist auf Streit aus

itch

[ɪtʃ]
1. nprurito
to have an itch to do sth (fig) → avere la smania di fare qc
2. vi (person) → avere prurito; (part of body) → prudere
my leg itches → mi prude la gamba
to be itching for sth/to do sth (fig) (fam) → aver una gran voglia di qc/di fare qc

itch

(itʃ) noun
an irritating feeling in the skin that makes one want to scratch. He had an itch in the middle of his back and could not scratch it easily.
verb
1. to have an itch. Some plants can cause the skin to itch.
2. to have a strong desire (for something, or to be something). I was itching to slap the child.
ˈitchy adjective
itching. an itchy rash; I feel itchy all over.
ˈitchiness noun

itch

يَسْتَحِكُهُ جِلْدُه svědit klø jucken έχω φαγούρα picar kutista démanger svrbjeti prudere かゆい 가렵다 jeuken klø zaswędzieć comichar, ter comichão зудеть klia คัน kaşınmak ngứa

itch

n. picazón.

itch

n picazón f, comezón f; vi picar, sentir or tener picazón or comezón; Where does it itch?..¿Dónde le pica?.. ¿Dónde siente picazón (comezón)?… Does your arm itch?..¿Le pica el brazo?…Do you itch?..¿Siente picazón (comezón)?..¿Tiene picazón (comezón)?; to have an — tener picazón or comezón (localizada)
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