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worm  /wrm/  n. 1 a small, crawling animal with a long, soft body and no legs: Earthworms help the soil by digging holes in it. 2 fig. a bad person: That little worm of a man cant be trusted! 3 infrml. can of worms: a complicated problem: When the company bought a new computer system, it opened a can of worms that created many new problems.
v. 1 [T] to remove parasitic worms: We had our dog wormed by the veterinarian. 2 [I;T] to move like a worm, crawling and twisting: The soldier wormed his way through the woods. 3 to worm s.t. out of s.o.: to get (information) by continued questioning: I tried to keep our secret, but she wormed it out of me. worm

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