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Noun
An uncomfortable sensation on the skin that causes a desire to scratch
“My itch was relieved by a haphazard scratch, and I was able to continue with my activities.”
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A restless or strong desire to do something
“Personal relations have become restless, fretful, often disturbed by an itch for change and variety.”
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A lustful desire or appetite (for something sensual)
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“Try as he might, he could not overcome his itch for flesh other than his betrothed.”
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A skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites
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A desire and determination to achieve success
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Verb
To be the site of or cause an itch
“They itch just like mosquito bites, but without the big slow mosquito to squish.”
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To feel a restless or strong desire to do something
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“Occasionally, my hand would itch to write again.”
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To annoy or irritate (someone)
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“The omission was a pathetic little gesture. But don't let it itch you. They're a buggy-whip factory, and you're makin' cars.”
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Be spoiling for something
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To stroke or touch, especially in a manner that causes laughter and twitching
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Scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails
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