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English noun: tickle

1. tickle (cognition) a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking

Broader (hypernym)cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation

2. tickle (act) the act of tickling

Synonymstickling, titillation

Broader (hypernym)touch, touching

English verb: tickle

1. tickle (perception) touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

ExamplesDid he tickle his foot?

Synonymstitillate, vellicate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)itch

2. tickle (emotion) feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

SamplesHe was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine.

Synonymsthrill, vibrate

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

3. tickle (contact) touch or stroke lightly

SamplesThe grass tickled her calves.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)caress, fondle

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