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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 someones 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.
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    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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