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English definition of “worm sth out of sb”

worm sth out of sb

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with worm   /wɜːm/ us    /wɝːm/
to try and get information from someone that they are trying to keep secret: He wasn't going to tell me, but I managed to worm it out of him.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of worm sth out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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