Meaning of “worm sth out of sb” in the English Dictionary

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"worm sth out of sb" in British English

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worm sth out of sb

informal
phrasal verb with worm uk /wɜːm/ us /wɝːm/ verb

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.

(Definition of “worm sth out of sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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