"itches" in the noun sense
1. scabies, itch
a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
"he has a bad case of the itch"
2. urge, itch
a strong restless desire
"why this urge to travel?"
3. itch, itchiness, itching
an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
"itches" in the verb sense
1. rub, scratch, itch
scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
"Don't scratch your insect bites!"
have or perceive an itch
cause to perceive an itch
"his skin itched"
4. itch, spoil
have a strong desire or urge to do something
"She is itching to start the project"
"He is spoiling for a fight"
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