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"worm" in British English

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wormnoun

uk   /wɜːm/  us   /wɝːm/
B2 [C] a small animal with a long, narrow, soft body without arms, legs, or bones: The kiwi bird eats worms, other invertebrates, and berries.
[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.
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[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.
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[S] informal old-fashioned an unpleasant person who does not deserve respect: Don't be such a worm. You don't have to lie to me.

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wormverb

uk   /wɜːm/  us   /wɝːm/
(Definition of worm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"worm" in American English

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wormnoun [C]

 us   /wɜrm/
  • worm noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a small animal with a long, narrow, soft body without legs or bones

wormverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /wɜrm/
to move slowly or carefully through a crowd or tight space: He wormed his way through the crowd as quickly as he could. fig. He was a distant relation who wormed his way into the confidence of the family.
(Definition of worm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"worm" in Business English

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wormnoun [C]

uk   us   /wɜːm/ IT
a computer program that can send copies of itself to other computers and is designed to prevent the computers from working normally: When users click an infected attachment, the worm opens a "back door" that hackers can use.
(Definition of worm from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “worm”
in Korean 벌레…
in Arabic دودة…
in Malaysian cacing…
in French ver (de terre)…
in Russian червяк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蠕蟲, (某些昆蟲的)幼蟲, 寄生蟲…
in Italian verme…
in Turkish kurt, solucan…
in Polish robak…
in Spanish gusano, lombriz…
in Vietnamese con giun…
in Portuguese verme…
in Thai หนอน…
in German der Wurm…
in Catalan cuc…
in Japanese (ミミズなどの細長くて脚のない)虫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蠕虫, (某些昆虫的)幼虫, 寄生虫…
in Indonesian cacing…
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