Definition of worm out ofinformal
- She finally wormed the truth out of him.
- He always managed to worm his way out of doing the dishes.
: 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
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to become publicly known
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
: in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats
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