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worm sth out of sb

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with worm   /wɜːm/ us    /wɝːm/
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.
Translations of “worm sth out of sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 從(某人)處套出(情報)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 从(某人)处套出(情报)…
(Definition of worm sth out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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