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worm

noun uk   /wɜːm/  us   /wɝːm/
B2 [C] a small animal with a long, narrow, soft body without arms, legs, or bones: The kiwi 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 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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verb uk   /wɜːm/  us   /wɝːm/

worm verb (MOVE)

[I or T, + prep] to succeed in moving along in a difficult or crowded situation, by moving your body slowly and carefully: Because he was so small, he could worm (his way) through the crowd. She wormed herself under the fence.

worm verb (ANIMAL)

[T] to give an animal, especially a pet dog or cat, medicine to kill any worms that might be living inside it: Has your dog been wormed?
Translations of “worm”
in Arabic دودة…
in Korean 벌레…
in Malaysian cacing…
in French ver (de terre)…
in Turkish kurt, solucan…
in Italian verme…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蠕蟲, (某些昆蟲的)幼蟲, 寄生蟲…
in Russian червяк…
in Polish robak…
in Vietnamese con giun…
in Spanish gusano, lombriz…
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 Indonesian cacing…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蠕虫, (某些昆虫的)幼虫, 寄生虫…
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