Translation of itch in Spanish:

itch

Pronunciation: /ɪtʃ/

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 cuerpo
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (be impatient, eager) [colloquial/familiar]to be itching to + infinitive/infinitivo/for sth 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

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • this is itching me esto me pica, esto me hace picar

noun/nombre

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