verb (used with object), tick·led, tick·ling.
verb (used without object), tick·led, tick·ling.
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Example sentences from the Web for tickle
She can’t smell and feels anxiety at the pang of a headache or tickle of a cough, worried that somehow she has been stricken anew by a virus that has already taken so much from her.‘I said goodbye to my sister through a computer screen’|Holly Bailey|January 2, 2021|Washington Post
So instead she self-monitors and loads up on vitamin C and zinc, hoping the tickle in her throat disappears.As thousands of athletes get coronavirus tests, nurses wonder: What about us?|Kent Babb|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
It feels like a strong tickle in a space behind the eyes and is capable of inducing tears.Hong Kong’s citywide COVID-19 testing has become a barometer of public trust|eamonbarrett|September 9, 2020|Fortune
Best Moment: When Galifianakis attempts to make Cera tickle his thigh (with disappointing results).Justin Bieber, Jon Hamm & the Best of 'Between Two Ferns' (VIDEO)|Anna Klassen|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Guys, it distinctly says “tickle me” Elmo, not “hand-to-hand combat over me” Elmo.Eight Biggest Elmo Scandals: Kevin Clash, Katy Perry & More (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And like a tickle in the throat before a cough or the awful urge to sneeze, it comes: the morbid desire to stare at the shame.GOP Primaries Provide a Feast for Our Schadenfreude Appetite|Eric G. Wilson|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The interview ends in a dance party giggle-fit of “Tickle Me Elmo” proportions.
Because we have all felt that little tug, tickle, or impulse to be antiseptically and impersonally naughty?The Anthony Weiner Scandal: C’mon, America, Nobody’s Perfect|Lee Siegel|June 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Or you can tickle their toes with a straw until they laugh so heartily that they split their shells.The Corner House Girls on Palm Island|Grace Brooks Hill
This course may tickle vain people, but it cannot meet with favor among those who love the truth, and the whole truth.The Youthful Wanderer|George H. Heffner
In the midst of my troubles, up comes my friend Tickle and pops into the room.Sheppard Lee, Vol. I (of 2)|Robert Montgomery Bird
Were they a whit less cautious, they must fail at once; but they tickle their converts before they think of convincing them.Paris and the Parisians in 1835 (Vol. 1 of 2)|Frances Milton Trollope
Put on your old khaki clothes, Art; that'll tickle the major so he won't mind what you tell him.A Court of Inquiry|Grace S. Richmond