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itchverb [I]

us   /ɪtʃ/
to have an uncomfortable feeling on the skin that makes you want to rub it with something hard: My insect bites are itching.

itchnoun [C usually sing]

us   /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.
itchy
adjective [-er/-est only] us   /ˈɪtʃ·i/
an itchy sweater
(Definition of itch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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itchverb [I]

uk   /ɪtʃ/ us   /ɪtʃ/
B2 to have or cause an uncomfortable feeling on the skin that makes you want to rub it with your nails: I can't wear wool - it makes me itch.

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itching
noun [U] uk   /ˈɪtʃ.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈɪtʃ.ɪŋ/
This cream will reduce the itching.

itchnoun [C]

uk   /ɪtʃ/ us   /ɪtʃ/
an uncomfortable feeling on the skin that makes you want to rub it with your nails: I've got an itch on the back of my neck.

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(Definition of itch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “itch”
in Korean 가렵다…
in Arabic يَحُكّ…
in Malaysian gatal…
in French démangeaison…
in Russian чесаться, вызывать зуд…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發癢…
in Italian prudere…
in Turkish kaşınmak, kaşındırmak…
in Polish swędzieć…
in Spanish picazón…
in Vietnamese sự ngứa…
in Portuguese coçar…
in Thai อาการคัน…
in German das Jucken…
in Catalan picar…
in Japanese (体)がかゆい, (体)をかゆくする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发痒…
in Indonesian gatal…
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