worm into

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of worm into

informal
:to get oneself into (a desired position, situation, etc.) in a gradual and usually clever or dishonest way
  • I wormed my way into a job at the theater.
  • He somehow managed to worm himself back into her life.

Word by Word Definitions

worm play
  1. : earthworm

  2. : any of numerous relatively small elongated usually naked and soft-bodied animals (such as a grub, pinworm, tapeworm, shipworm, or slowworm)

  3. : a human being who is an object of contempt, loathing, or pity : wretch

  1. : to move or proceed sinuously or insidiously

  2. : to proceed or make (one's way) insidiously or deviously

  3. : to insinuate or introduce (oneself) by devious or subtle means


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