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noun 
  1. A generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.
  2. A contemptible or devious being.
Don't try to run away, you little worm!
  1. (computing) A self-replicating program that propagates widely through a network.
  2. (cricket) A graphical representation of the total runs scored in an innings.
  3. Anything helical, especially the thread of a screw.
  4. (archaic) A dragon or mythological serpent.
  5. An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse.
The of conscience still begnaw thy soul! — Richard III, w:Shakespeare, William Shakespeare
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To move with one's body dragging the ground.
We wormed our way through the underbrush.
  1. (intransitive) (figuratively) To get (into) in a devious way.
He wormed his way into the organization
(intransitive) To work through something slowly or gradually.
  1. (intransitive) (nautical) To fill in the contlines of a rope before parcell, parcelling and serve, serving.
Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
Etymology: From worm, from wyrm, serpent, dragon, worm, from
  • wurmiz, from (PIE.)
  • wrmi-,
  • wrmo-, serpent, scorpion, maggot, worm, possibly from Proto-Indo-European base
  • wer-, to turn



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