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verb tickle pronunciation in American English /ˈtɪk(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theytickle
he/she/ittickles
present participletickling
past tensetickled
past participletickled
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to move your fingers gently on someone’s skin in order to give them a pleasant feeling or to make them laugh

    The dog rolled over, waiting for his tummy to be tickled.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] if something tickles you, it touches your skin gently and gives you a pleasant or slightly uncomfortable feeling

      Bubbles from the champagne were tickling her nose.

  2. 2
    [transitive] informal if something such as a remark or an idea tickles you, you think it is funny

    It tickled him to think that she’d asked him for advice.

    1. a.
      if something tickles you, it makes you feel pleased

      It always tickled her to get a card from them.

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