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itchverb [I]

 us   /ɪtʃ/
to have an ​uncomfortablefeeling on the ​skin that makes you ​want to ​rub it with something hard: My ​insectbites are itching.

itchnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ɪtʃ/
an ​uncomfortablefeeling 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)







"itch" in British English

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itchverb [I]

uk   us   /ɪtʃ/
B2 to have or ​cause an ​uncomfortablefeeling on the ​skin that makes you ​want to ​rub it with ​yournails: I can't ​wearwool - it makes me itch.

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

itchnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪtʃ/
an ​uncomfortablefeeling on the ​skin that makes you ​want to ​rub it with ​yournails: 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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