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English definition of “worm yourself/your way into sth”

worm yourself/your way into sth

disapproving phrasal verb with worm     /wɜːm/ US  /wɝːm/ verb
to gradually achieve a position of trust , possibly by being dishonest : He wormed him self into her affections without her ever suspecting he only did it for her money .Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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