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English definition of “itch”

itch

noun [C usually sing]    /ɪtʃ/
an uncomfortable feeling on the skin that makes you want to rub it with something hard: I have an itch on the back of my neck. [+ to infinitive] He has an itch (= desire) to travel.
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