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worms

verb
present tense third-person singular of worm

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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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“Worms.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/worms. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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