worm out of
Definition of worm out of
1 : to get (information) from (someone) by asking many questions, by using clever methods of persuasion, etc. She finally wormed the truth out of him.
2 : to avoid doing (something) in usually a clever or dishonest way He always managed to worm his way out of doing the dishes.
Word by Word Definitions
: an annelid worm
: any of numerous relatively small elongated usually naked and soft-bodied animals (as a grub, pinworm, tapeworm, shipworm, or slowworm)
: 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
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to identify as being a closet homosexual
: used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: one who is out of office or power or on the outside
: an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball
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