itch-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: scrape or rub to relieve itching

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] ITCH NP2[patient]

Mary itches her bug bites more than she should.
The bear itched it's back on a log.
The children were itching at their chicken pox.
John itched inside his cast with a pencil.
I itch my back with a back-scratcher.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Perception_Body
PropBank: itch.01

Sense Number 2: to have an itch

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[cause] ITCH NP2[experiencer]

John's wool sweater itched him all over.
The mosquito bite itched.
Certain rashes itch their unfortunate hosts.
Martin itched from allergies.
Jenny's dry skin itched.

VerbNet: Pain-40.8.1
FrameNet: Perception_Body
PropBank: NM

Sense Number 3: strong desire or urge to do something

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] ITCH NP2

The drunk boys were itching for a fight.
The small-town boy was itching for adventure.
Jenny itched to know the new gossip.
John itched to get home for the holidays.
I itch for romance.

VerbNet: Long-32.2-1
FrameNet: Desiring
PropBank: itch.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4