Translation of "worm" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

worm

noun uk /wɜːm/ us /wɝːm/

B2 [ C ] a small animal with a long, narrow, soft body without arms, legs, or bones

蠕虫
The kiwi bird eats worms, other invertebrates, and berries. 鹬鸵以蠕虫、其他无脊椎动物和浆果为食。

[ C ] the young of particular types of insect

(某些昆虫的)幼虫
It's distressing enough to find a worm in your apple but finding half of one is worse. 在苹果里发现一条虫子已经够让人厌恶了,如果发现半条就更糟了。
→ See also woodworm

[ 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

寄生虫
a parasitic worm 寄生虫
The vet says our dog has worms. 兽医说我们的狗体内有寄生虫。
→ See also tapeworm

[ S ] informal old-fashioned an unpleasant person who does not deserve respect

惹人讨厌的人;懦夫
Don't be such a worm. You don't have to lie to me. 别这么懦弱,你不必向我撒谎的。

Idiom(s)

verb uk /wɜːm/ us /wɝːm/
MOVE 移动

[ I or T, + prep ] to succeed in moving along in a difficult or crowded situation, by moving your body slowly and carefully

挤过,钻过
Because he was so small, he could worm (his way) through the crowd. 他身形瘦小,所以可以挤过人群。
She wormed herself under the fence. 她从栅栏下面爬了过来。
ANIMAL 动物

[ T ] to give an animal, especially a pet dog or cat, medicine to kill any worms that might be living inside it

(尤指为狗、猫等宠物)除肠虫
Has your dog been wormed? 你的狗除过肠虫吗?

(Translation of “worm” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)