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worm

worm

 
 
pronunciation:
wuhrm
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of numerous related invertebrates with long, thin, flexible, round or flat bodies and no limbs.
 
definition 2: something that resembles or suggests these animals in appearance, method of movement, or the like.
definition 3: something that consumes or torments from within.
a worm of doubt
definition 4: (informal) a contemptible person.
definition 5: (pl.; used with a singular verb) any disease or disorder resulting from an infestation of internal tissues or organs by worms or other parasites.
definition 6: see computer worm.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wormed, worming, worms
definition 1: to make one's way slowly or by a winding route.
definition 2: to achieve a position or status by artful or insidious means (usu. fol. by out or into).
He tried to worm out of his predicament.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause or make by moving in a winding, indirect route.
The automobile wormed its way through heavy traffic.
definition 2: to elicit (information) by persistent or devious means (usu. fol. by out or from).
She couldn't worm the secret plans out of him.
definition 3: to treat for or cure of intestinal parasites.
The vet worms cats and dogs.
derivations: wormlike (adj.), wormer (n.)
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