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Meaning & Definition of Itch in English

English

Itch

/ɪʧ/

noun

1. A contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite

  • Characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
  • "He has a bad case of the itch"
    synonym:
  • scabies
  • ,
  • itch

2. A strong restless desire

  • "Why this urge to travel?"
    synonym:
  • urge
  • ,
  • itch

3. An irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch

    synonym:
  • itch
  • ,
  • itchiness
  • ,
  • itching

verb

1. Scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

  • "Don't scratch your insect bites!"
    synonym:
  • rub
  • ,
  • scratch
  • ,
  • itch

2. Have or perceive an itch

  • "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
    synonym:
  • itch

3. Cause to perceive an itch

  • "His skin itched"
    synonym:
  • itch

4. Have a strong desire or urge to do something

  • "She is itching to start the project"
  • "He is spoiling for a fight"
    synonym:
  • itch
  • ,
  • spoil

Examples of using

Doctor, I've got an itch in my crotch.
Why do you itch so much? Could you have lice?
I have an itch in my ear.