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tick•le



Pronunciation: (tik'ul), [key]
v., -led, -ling,
n.


v.t.
1. to touch or stroke lightly with the fingers, a feather, etc., so as to excite a tingling or itching sensation in; titillate.
2. to poke some sensitive part of the body so as to excite spasmodic laughter.
3. to excite agreeably; gratify: to tickle someone's vanity.
4. to excite amusement in: The clown's antics really tickled the kids.
5. to get, move, etc., by or as by tickling: She tickled him into saying yes.

v.i.
1. to be affected with a tingling or itching sensation, as from light touches or strokes: I tickle all over.
2. to produce such a sensation.
3. tickled pink, Informal.greatly pleased: She was tickled pink that someone had remembered her birthday.

n.
1. an act or instance of tickling.
2. a tickling sensation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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