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Language: Old English
Origin: giccan

itch

1 verb
     
itch1
1 [intransitive and transitive] 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 nails [↪ scratch]:
My feet were itching terribly.
The label on this shirt itches me.
2

be itching to do something

, be itching for something informal to want to do something very much and as soon as possible:
He was itching for a fight.

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