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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.Worms, snails, slugs and similar animals [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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The development and parts of insects
[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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Worms, snails, slugs and similar animals
[S] informal an unpleasant person who does not deserve respect: Don't be such a worm, you don't have to lie to me.People of little importanceUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men

worm

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.Slow and moving slowly

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?Veterinary medicine
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