Definition of the worm turnsinformal
- The worm turns quickly in the world of politics.
- Some investors believe that the worm has turned, and that the economy is getting better.
: any of numerous relatively small elongated usually naked and soft-bodied animals (such as a grub, pinworm, tapeworm, shipworm, or slowworm)
: a human being who is an object of contempt, loathing, or pity : wretch
: to move or proceed sinuously or insidiously
: to proceed or make (one's way) insidiously or deviously
: to insinuate or introduce (oneself) by devious or subtle means
: to cause to move around an axis or a center : make rotate or revolve
: to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)
: to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement
: the action or an act of turning about a center or axis : revolution, rotation
: any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics
: the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction : change of course or posture : such as
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