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English definition of “tickle”

tickle

verb
 
 
/ˈtɪkl/
TOUCH LIGHTLY [T] to touch someone lightly with your fingers, in order to make them laughShowing affectionTouching and feeling
PART OF THE BODY [I, T] If a part of your body tickles, or if something tickles it, it feels uncomfortable and you want to rub it: My nose is tickling.Skin complaints and blemishesColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
AMUSE [T] to make someone smile or laugh: I was very tickled by his comments.Laughing and smiling
tickle noun [C]
(Definition of tickle from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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