Definition of worm out

1 : to push or force out by subtle pressure or undermining is trying to worm his partner out of the business
2 : to dispossess or take from by subtle or deceptive means his associates hope to worm him out of his inheritance

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“Worm out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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