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English

Etymology

From Middle English worm, from Old English wyrm (serpent, dragon, worm), from Proto-Germanic *wurmiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wrmi-, *wrmo- (serpent, scorpion, maggot, worm) possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to turn); cf. Latin vermis/vermin, French ver.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
worm

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  1. A generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.
  2. A contemptible or devious being.
    Don't try to run away, you little worm!
  3. (computing) A self-replicating program that propagates widely through a network.
  4. (cricket) A graphical representation of the total runs scored in an innings.
  5. Anything helical, especially the thread of a screw.
  6. (archaic) A dragon or mythological serpent.
  7. An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse.
    The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul!Richard III, William Shakespeare

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Verb

Infinitive
to worm

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to worm (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To move with one's body dragging the ground.
    We wormed our way through the underbrush.
  2. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To get (into) in a devious way.
    He wormed his way into the organization
    (intransitive) To work through something slowly or gradually.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To fill in the contlines of a rope before parcelling and serving.
    Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

worm m. (plural wormen, diminutive wormpje)

  1. worm

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