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English definition of “worm”

worm

noun     /wɜːm/ US  /wɝːm/
B2 [C] a small animal with a long, narrow, soft body without arms, legs, or bones: The kiwi eats worms, other invertebrates, and berries.Worms, snails, slugs and similar animals [C] the young of particular types of insect: It's distressing enough to find a worm in your apple but finding half of one is worse. → See also woodwormThe development and parts of insects [C] a type of worm that lives in an animal's intestine, feeding on the food there, or on an animal's body, feeding off its blood: a parasitic worm The vet says our dog has worms. → See also tapewormWorms, snails, slugs and similar animals [S] informal an unpleasant person who does not deserve respect: Don't be such a worm, you don't have to lie to me.People of little importanceUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
(Definition of worm noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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