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Definition of worm verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    worm

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wɜːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɜːrm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they worm
    BrE BrE//wɜːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɜːrm//
     
    he / she / it worms
    BrE BrE//wɜːmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɜːrmz//
     
    past simple wormed
    BrE BrE//wɜːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɜːrmd//
     
    past participle wormed
    BrE BrE//wɜːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɜːrmd//
     
    -ing form worming
    BrE BrE//ˈwɜːmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrmɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1worm your way + adv./prep. to use a twisting and turning movement, especially to move through a narrow or crowded place She wormed her way through the crowd to the reception desk.
  2. 2worm something to give an animal medicine that makes worms pass out of its body in the faeces
  3. Word Origin Old English wyrm (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Latin vermis ‘worm’ and Greek rhomox ‘woodworm’. Phrasal Verbsworm something out of somebodyworm your way into something
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