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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."
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: worms, worming, wormed
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 achieve a position or status by artful or insidious means (usu. fol. by "out").
He tried to worm out of his responsibilities.
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause or make by moving in a winding, indirect route.
The motorcyclist wormed his way through the heavy traffic.With sly determination, the scoundrel wormed his way into her heart.
definition 2: to elicit (information) by persistent or devious means (usu. fol. by "out" or "from").
The spy 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.
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derivations: wormlike (adj.), wormer (n.)
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