Definition of “itch” - English Dictionary

“itch” in British English

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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.

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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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“itch” in American English

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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.

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)