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worm

worm

 
pronunciation:
wuhrm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an animal with a long, thin, round or flat body. Worms have no legs and move by creeping or crawling. Worms are invertebrates and have no backbone.
The robin flew back to its nest, holding a long worm in its beak for the baby birds.
 
definition 2: (plural; used with a singular verb) a disease caused by worms, or other animals that look like worms, living as parasites inside other animals.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: wormed, worming, worms
definition 1: to make one's way slowly or by a winding route.
The puppy wormed through people's legs under the table.
definition 2: to get by tricky means (usually followed by "out" or "into").
He tried to worm out of his chores.
definition 3: to cause or make by moving in a winding, indirect route.
The motorcycle wormed its way through heavy traffic.
definition 4: to find out by tricky means (usually followed by "out" or "from").
She couldn't worm the secret plans out of him.
definition 5: to treat or cure the disease caused by worms.
The veterinarian wormed our cat.
derivations: wormlike (adj.), wormer (n.)
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