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worm

noun [C]  us   /wɜrm/

worm noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a small animal with a long, narrow, soft body without legs or bones

worm

verb [T always + adv/prep]  us   /wɜrm/

worm verb [T always + adv/prep] (MOVE SLOWLY)

to move slowly or carefully through a crowd or tight space: He wormed his way through the crowd as quickly as he could. fig. He was a distant relation who wormed his way into the confidence of the family.
Translations of “worm”
in Arabic دودة…
in Korean 벌레…
in Malaysian cacing…
in French ver (de terre)…
in Turkish kurt, solucan…
in Italian verme…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蠕蟲, (某些昆蟲的)幼蟲, 寄生蟲…
in Russian червяк…
in Polish robak…
in Vietnamese con giun…
in Spanish gusano, lombriz…
in Portuguese verme…
in Thai หนอน…
in German der Wurm…
in Catalan cuc…
in Japanese (ミミズなどの細長くて脚のない)虫…
in Indonesian cacing…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蠕虫, (某些昆虫的)幼虫, 寄生虫…
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