1. (irritation) 
Notify your doctor if you notice side effects such as a mild itch or rash.Consulta a tu médico si notas efectos secundarios como picazón leve o sarpullido.
b. el picor (M) 
All the insect bites caused an extreme itch all over his back.Todas esas picaduras de insecto le causaron un picor intensísimo por toda la espalda.
I should have never stepped on that anthill. Now, I have an itch all over!No tendría que haber pisado ese hormiguero. ¡Ahora tengo comezón por todo el cuerpo!
2. (figurative) (desire) 
a. el ansia (F) 
The crowd made her anxious, and she felt the itch to leave the party as soon as possible.La multitud la puso nerviosa y sintió el ansia de salir de la fiesta lo antes posible.
intransitive verb
3. (to cause itchiness) 
a. picar 
Are you sure this is a moisturizer? It really itches.¿Estás seguro de que es una crema hidratante? Me pica mucho.
4. (to be itchy) 
a. picar 
This morning, I ran through a poison ivy shrub, and now I itch all over as though I had fleas.Esta mañana, pasé corriendo por un arbusto de hiedra venenosa, y ahora me pica todo el cuerpo como si tuviera pulgas.
5. (to want) 
a. no direct translation 
He is really itching to go traveling this summer.Tiene muchas ganas de viajar este verano.
I am itching for a huge slice of that cake.Me muero por un pedazo enorme de ese pastel.
transitive verb
6. (to cause itchiness to) 
a. picar 
I don't like wearing wool, because it itches my skin.No me gusta usar lana, porque me pica la piel.
1. (general) 
a. el picor (M) 
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to have an itch to do somethingtener muchas ganas de hacer algo
intransitive verb
3. (general) 
a. picar 
my leg is itchingme pica la pierna
4. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to be itching to do somethingtener muchas ganas de hacer algo
itch [ɪtʃ]
picor (m); (less frequent) picazón (f); comezón (f)
to have an itch tener un picor; (less frequent) tener una picazón or una comezón
I've got an itch here, can you scratch it for me? me pica aquí or tengo un picor aquí, ¿me puedes rascar?
to have an itch to do sth rabiar por hacer algo
intransitive verb
1 (be itchy)
my leg itches me pica la pierna; (said by older people) tengo picazón or comezón en la pierna; I was itching all over me picaba todo
to be itching for sth estar deseando algo
he was itching for a chance to play against the champion estaba deseando tener la oportunidad de jugar contra el campeón
she was itching for a chance to have a go to be itching for a chance to do sth
he's itching for a fight tiene ganas de pelea
to be itching to do sth rabiar por hacer algo
2 (cause itchiness) [+sweater, wool] picar
I don't like wearing that jumper, it itches consider label `considered incorrect by some speakers of English' this jumper is itching me my back is itching me
Phrases with "itch"
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jock itch
la tiña crural
I have an itch in my ass
me pica el culo
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