worm


worm

verb

Definition of WORM

1
to advance gradually beyond the usual or desirable limits <settlements worming into lands reserved for the natives>
Synonyms creep, inch, worm
2
to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way <over a period of several years, the undercover agent was able to worm his way into the drug kingpin's confidence>
3
to move slowly with the body close to the ground <the cat silently wormed along the ground as it snuck up on the bird>
Related Words crouch, squat; edge, inch, nose; skulk, sneak, steal, tiptoe

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