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Definition of itch noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] an uncomfortable feeling on your skin that makes you want to scratch yourself to get/have an itch
  2. 2[singular] itch (to do something) (informal) a strong desire to do something She has an itch to travel. the creative itch
  3. Idioms
    the seven-year itch (informal) (humorous)
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    the desire for new sexual experience that is thought to be felt after seven years of marriage
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: itch

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