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tick·le

 (tĭk′əl)
v. tick·led, tick·ling, tick·les
v.tr.
1. To touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements.
2.
a. To tease or excite pleasurably; titillate: suspense that tickles the reader's curiosity.
b. To fill with mirth or pleasure; delight.
v.intr.
To feel or cause a tingling sensation.
n.
1. The act of tickling.
2. A tickling sensation.
Idiom:
tickled pink Informal
Very pleased; delighted: I was tickled pink by the compliment.

[Middle English tikelen, perhaps frequentative of ticken, to touch lightly.]

tickle

(ˈtɪkəl)
vb
1. to touch, stroke, or poke (a person, part of the body, etc) so as to produce pleasure, laughter, or a twitching sensation
2. (tr) to excite pleasurably; gratify
3. (tr) to delight or entertain (often in the phrase tickle one's fancy)
4. (intr) to itch or tingle
5. (Angling) (tr) to catch (a fish, esp a trout) by grasping it with the hands and gently moving the fingers into its gills
6. tickle pink tickle to death informal to please greatly: he was tickled pink to be elected president.
n
7. a sensation of light stroking or itching
8. the act of tickling
9. (Physical Geography) Canadian (in the Atlantic Provinces) a narrow strait
[C14: related to Old English tinclian, Old High German kizziton, Old Norse kitla, Latin titillāre to titillate]
ˈtickly adj

tick•le

(ˈtɪk əl)

v. -led, -ling,
n. v.t.
1. to touch or stroke lightly with the fingers, a feather, etc., so as to excite a tingling or itching sensation in; titillate.
2. to poke some sensitive part of the body so as to excite spasmodic laughter.
3. to excite agreeably; gratify: to tickle someone's vanity.
4. to amuse or delight: The clown's antics tickled the kids.
v.i.
5. to be affected with a tingling or itching sensation.
6. to produce such a sensation.
n.
7. an act or instance of tickling.
8. a tickling sensation.
Idioms:
tickled pink, greatly pleased.
[1300–50; Middle English tikelen, frequentative of tick1 (in obsolete sense) to touch lightly]
tick, tickle - Tick, as in "sound of a clock," "mark of correctness," originally meant "light touch, tap," and its modern senses are recent developments; tickle is probably a derivative of this version of tick.
See also related terms for tap.

tickle


Past participle: tickled
Gerund: tickling

Imperative
tickle
tickle
Present
I tickle
you tickle
he/she/it tickles
we tickle
you tickle
they tickle
Preterite
I tickled
you tickled
he/she/it tickled
we tickled
you tickled
they tickled
Present Continuous
I am tickling
you are tickling
he/she/it is tickling
we are tickling
you are tickling
they are tickling
Present Perfect
I have tickled
you have tickled
he/she/it has tickled
we have tickled
you have tickled
they have tickled
Past Continuous
I was tickling
you were tickling
he/she/it was tickling
we were tickling
you were tickling
they were tickling
Past Perfect
I had tickled
you had tickled
he/she/it had tickled
we had tickled
you had tickled
they had tickled
Future
I will tickle
you will tickle
he/she/it will tickle
we will tickle
you will tickle
they will tickle
Future Perfect
I will have tickled
you will have tickled
he/she/it will have tickled
we will have tickled
you will have tickled
they will have tickled
Future Continuous
I will be tickling
you will be tickling
he/she/it will be tickling
we will be tickling
you will be tickling
they will be tickling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tickling
you have been tickling
he/she/it has been tickling
we have been tickling
you have been tickling
they have been tickling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tickling
you will have been tickling
he/she/it will have been tickling
we will have been tickling
you will have been tickling
they will have been tickling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tickling
you had been tickling
he/she/it had been tickling
we had been tickling
you had been tickling
they had been tickling
Conditional
I would tickle
you would tickle
he/she/it would tickle
we would tickle
you would tickle
they would tickle
Past Conditional
I would have tickled
you would have tickled
he/she/it would have tickled
we would have tickled
you would have tickled
they would have tickled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tickle - a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light strokingtickle - a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin
2.tickle - the act of ticklingtickle - the act of tickling      
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
Verb1.tickle - touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
itch - have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
2.tickle - feel sudden intense sensation or emotiontickle - feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
3.tickle - touch or stroke lightly; "The grass tickled her calves"
caress, fondle - touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

tickle

verb
1. stroke, pet, chuck, touch lightly I was tickling him, and he was laughing and giggling.
2. amuse, delight, entertain, please, divert, gratify, titillate The story really tickled me.
amuse bore, annoy, irritate, trouble, bother, weary
3. stimulate, interest, excite, appeal to, arouse, captivate Interesting words tickle the imagination.

tickle

verb
To give great or keen pleasure to:
Archaic: joy.
Translations
دَغْدَغَهوَخْز خَفيف في الحُنْجَرَهيُبْهِج، يُسَلّييُدَغْدَغُيُدَغدِغ
lechtatpobavitsvěděnísvěditdráždění
kildekildenmore
kutittaa
škakljati
csiklandozmegcsiklandozmegnevettetnevettet
erting, kláîikitlkitlaskemmta
くすぐる
간질이다
bijantis kutuliokutenimaskutentiperšėjimasšvytėti iš džiaugsmo
kairinājums rīklēkutēšanakutētkutināšanakutināt
dráždeniepobaviťšteklenieštekliť
ščegetatižgečkati
kittla
ทำให้จั๊กจี้
gıdıklamakgıdıklanmakeğlendirmekgıcıkgıdıklama

tickle

[ˈtɪkl]
A. VT
1. [+ person] → hacer cosquillas a; [+ cat, dog] → acariciar
she enjoyed tickling the babyle gustaba hacer cosquillas al niño
2. (= amuse) → divertir, hacer gracia a
it tickled us no endnos divirtió mucho, nos hizo mucha gracia
3. (= please) we were tickled to death at being invitedfue una sorpresa maravillosa que nos invitaran
it tickled his fancyse le antojó
to be tickled pinkestar encantado or como unas castañuelas
B. VI my ear ticklessiento cosquillas or hormiguillo en la oreja
it tickles [material] → pica
don't, it tickles!¡no, que me hace cosquillas!
C. N to give sb a ticklehacer cosquillas a algn
to have a tickle in one's throattener picor de garganta
he never got a tickle all day (Fishing) → no picó ni un pez en todo el día
at £5 he never got a ticklea cinco libras nadie le echó un tiento

tickle

[ˈtɪkəl]
nchatouille f
vt
[person] (with fingers)chatouiller
[fabric, beard] [+ skin] → chatouiller
[person, joke] (= amuse, please) → réjouir
It tickled me to see him so confused → Cela me réjouissait de le voir si embarrassé.
to be tickled pink → être aux anges
vichatouiller
This scarf tickles → Ce foulard chatouille., Ce foulard gratouille.

tickle

vt
(lit)kitzeln; to tickle somebody’s ribsjdn in der Seite kitzeln; to tickle somebody’s toesjdn an den Zehen kitzeln; this wool tickles my skindiese Wolle kratzt or juckt (auf der Haut)
(fig inf) person (= please)schmeicheln (+dat)und freuen; (= amuse)belustigen, amüsieren; to be tickledsich gebauchpinselt fühlen (inf); here’s a little story that might tickle your imaginationeine kleine Geschichte, die Sie wohl recht amüsant finden werden; that story really tickled mediese Geschichte fand ich wirklich köstlich; to be tickled pink or to deathsich wie ein Schneekönig freuen (inf); to tickle the ivories (inf)auf den Tasten klimpern ? fancy
vikitzeln; (wool)kratzen, jucken; stop it, that ticklesaufhören, das kitzelt; my ear is ticklingmein Ohr juckt
nKitzeln nt; he gave the baby a little tickleer kitzelte das Baby ein bisschen; to have a tickle in one’s throateinen Hustenreiz haben; I didn’t get a tickle all day (Fishing) → es hat den ganzen Tag keiner (an)gebissen

tickle

[ˈtɪkl]
1. vt (person) → fare il solletico a (fig) (palate) → stuzzicare; (amuse) → divertire, far ridere
it tickled his fancy → stuzzicava la sua fantasia
to be tickled pink (fam) → andare in brodo di giuggiole
2. vi it ticklesmi (or gli ) fa il solletico
3. nsolletico
to give sb a tickle → fare il solletico a qn

tickle

(ˈtikl) verb
1. to touch (sensitive parts of someone's skin) lightly, often making the person laugh. He tickled me / my feet with a feather.
2. (of a part of the body) to feel as if it is being touched in this way. My nose tickles.
3. to amuse. The funny story tickled him.
noun
1. an act or feeling of tickling.
2. a feeling of irritation in the throat (making one cough).
ˈticklish adjective
1. easily made to laugh when tickled. Are you ticklish?
2. not easy to manage; difficult. a ticklish problem/situation.
be tickled pink
to be very pleased.

tickle

يُدَغْدَغُ lechtat kilde kitzeln γαργαλάω hacer cosquillas kutittaa chatouiller škakljati fare il solletico くすぐる 간질이다 kietelen kile połaskotać fazer cócegas щекотать kittla ทำให้จั๊กจี้ gıdıklamak 胳肢

tickle

n. cosquilleo;
v. hacer cosquillas, cosquillear; sentir un cosquilleo.

tickle

n cosquilleo, (in the throat) irritación f, picor m (esp. Esp); vt hacer(le) cosquillas; I don't mean to be tickling you..No es mi intención hacerle cosquillas.
References in classic literature ?
But what of that, so long as it tickles the palate more strongly?
It tickles the barkeeper till he can't rest, it makes a charming lark for the young folks, it don't do anybody any harm, it don't cost a rap, and it keeps up the place's reputation for making all comers happy and content.
It tickles my girths, and, besides, I can't see with my head on the ground.
The avidity with which his anecdotes are noted down tickles his vanity, and his powers of invention increase with the credulity auditors.
Quoth Robin Hood, "I make my vow, Little John, my blood tickles my veins as it flows through them this gay morn.
They were tickles of the something destined to grow into daily and deadly desire.
Dryden's poetry does not make the tears start to our eye or the blood come to our cheek, but it flatters our ear with its smoothness and elegance; it tickles our fancy with its wit.
To think,' said the cherub, looking round the office with unspeakable enjoyment, 'that anything of a tender nature should come off here, is what tickles me.
First, something tickles your right knee, and then the same sensation irritates your left.
Your grandmother's snake-cane wouldn't more than tickle him.
Steady, steady, my boy," he would say; "wait a bit, and we will have a good swing, and soon get the tickle out of your feet.
I will tickle the soles of your feet with a feather," (Miss Lindsay shuddered, and hid her feet beneath the chair) "until your hair turns white.