worm out of

Definition of worm out of


  1. 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. 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

  1. :  earthworm

    :  an annelid worm

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

  1. :  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

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  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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a brief usually trivial fact

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