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1 to advance gradually beyond the usual or desirable limits
  • neighborhoods worming into lands reserved for wildlife

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2 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way
  • over a period of several years, the undercover agent was able to worm his way into the drug kingpin's confidence

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3 to move slowly with the body close to the ground
  • the cat silently wormed along the ground as it snuck up on the bird

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The first known use of worm was before the 12th century

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“Worm.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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