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Meaning: a strong desire to do something (n.) | to have a strong desire to do something (v.)

For example:

  • When he was young, Ian had an itch to play music in a band, so he put an ad in the paper to find others with a similar desire.

  • There have always been people who are itching to fight injustice, and they often become leaders of their people.

Quick Quiz:

Ever since he was a little boy, Lewis has had this itch to compete with people. He's always
  1. had problems with his skin
  2. hated competing with people
  3. loved competing with people

Discuss: itch

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