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itch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishitchitch1 /ɪtʃ/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]FEEL HOT/COLD/TIRED ETC if part of your body or your clothes itch, you have an unpleasant feeling on your skin that makes you want to rub it with your nailsscratch 🔊 My feet were itching terribly. 🔊 The label on this shirt itches me.2 be itching to do something/be itching for something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
itchMy back itches.I just wanted to stop itching and sleep.No doubt he had observed her talking to the Shergolds and was itching for the chance to find out what she knew.These pants itch me.It was something which Morton itched to do - perhaps only because he knew it was impossible.And I positively itched to grab the oars and row, row, row.Once a week or so accordion music sounds will make feet itch under a canopy of stars in the tiny village square.His body itched where the cotton touched it.
itchitch2 noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 1 FEEL HOT/COLD/TIRED ETCan uncomfortable feeling on your skin that makes you want to rub it with your nails 🔊 Scratch my back – I have an itch.2 informalWANT a strong desire to do or have somethingitch for 🔊 an itch for adventure
Examples from the Corpus
itchFeeling an itch under her waistband, Fourth Aunt reached down and plucked out something fat and meaty.She could feel a strange tugging, almost like an itch inside her head.Now the buds are blossoming and the cricketing itch is gnawing at our stomachs.But a familiar itch was making itself felt.But when you came to hunt for this particular itch, it was always the next regiment that had it.A tearful itch tickled my lids as spoked hangovers flashed past.
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Verb table
itch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyitch
he, she, ititches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyitched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave itched
he, she, ithas itched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad itched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill itch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have itched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam itching
he, she, itis itching
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you, we, theyare itching
Past
I, he, she, itwas itching
you, we, theywere itching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been itching
he, she, ithas been itching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been itching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be itching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been itching
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