[ US /ˈɪtʃ/ ]
[ UK /ˈɪt‍ʃ/ ]
  1. have a strong desire or urge to do something
    She is itching to start the project
    He is spoiling for a fight
  2. have or perceive an itch
    I'm itching--the air is so dry!
  3. cause to perceive an itch
    his skin itched
  4. scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
    Don't scratch your insect bites!
  1. a strong restless desire
    why this urge to travel?
  2. an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
  3. a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
    he has a bad case of the itch
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How To Use itch In A Sentence

  • There were 42 free-kicks, two penalties, four bookings and three players sent off, two of whom had to be escorted from the pitch by police.
  • Maurice Mair seemed to spin like a teetotum and pitch upon his face like a ninepin. The Complete Father Brown
  • Sodium thiopental was used by most U.S. states as part of a lethal injection combination, but many have switched to an alternative drug called pentobarbital amid an ongoing shortage. The Seattle Times
  • Yorkshire abused by such a pitiful prater; and when wrought up to a certain pitch, she would turn and say something of which neither the matter nor the manner recommended her to Mr. Donne's good - will. Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte
  • Why be all miffy and hissy and in a bitch-slapping mood guys, about not being in the military when you can do the work you like in prisons and police forces? See, it's not all about the election today.
  • Certain animations are still a bit hitchy, especially involving Mayer's car, but there's still time to resolve those before release. AdventureGamers.com
  • He did stand a long way off the odd ditch but once there was a little less gas in the tank he was really good. Times, Sunday Times
  • Can you tell me what the major league record is for most consecutive batters retired by a pitcher and who holds it?
  • The use of steam-driven bellows in blast furnaces helped ironmakers switch over from charcoal (limited in quantity) to coke, which is made from coal, in the smelting of pig iron.
  • Of course, Whitty himself ain’t exactly a peach; he loves him some torture, and buries knives in bellies with minimal provocation; when it comes to witch-hunting, he’s of the “burn her alive now, ask questions … well, don’t really bother asking questions, it’s just so damn fun to burn people, let’s do it some more!” school. Cry of the Banshee « Skid Roche
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