Translation of "worm" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /wɜːm/ US  /wɝːm/

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

The kiwi 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

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

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 an unpleasant person who does not deserve respect

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。

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