intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 1.1 [scalp/toe] picar* (+ me/te/le etc) my nose itches me pica la nariz my/her eyes itch me/le pican los ojos I itch all over me pica todo el cuerpoMore example sentences1.2 (be impatient, eager) [colloquial/familiar]to be itching to +
- They itch just like mosquito bites but without the big slow mosquito to squish.
- The bite itched like the world, but I resisted the urge to scratch it.
- Her head was itching like crazy and her hair felt lank and greasy.
infinitive/infinitivo/ forsth he was itching to tell her estaba que se moría por decírselo [colloquial/familiar] she is itching for a chance to appear on TV se muere or (in Spain also/en España también) se pirra por salir en la tele [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- But Royer was a bit restless and was itching to ratchet things up a notch.
- It was as if it was beckoning me outside and I itched to join it.
- It has strong European flavours and is itching to be taken seriously.
- 2 [wool/underwear] (cause irritation) picar*, hacer* picar
- 1.1 (irritation) picor (masculine), picazón (feminine), comezón (feminine) 1.2 (desire) ansia (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) he felt the itch for travel tenía el gusanillo de los viajes [colloquial/familiar] the seven-year itch la comezón del séptimo año, la crisis de los siete años
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