Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affected by worms; gnawed, bored, or otherwise injured by worms; worm-eaten; wormy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Penetrated by worms; injured by worms; worm-eaten.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective affected with woodworm
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of worm.

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Examples

  • "He kind of wormed his way out of some of the family's money," Leonard said.

    Police Kill Hostage-Taker at Discovery Headquarters

  • Some Bush appointees have been "wormed" into the ranks of lower-rung Federal employees whose jobs enjoy restrictive covenants on firing, thanks to collective bargaining provisions by federal employee unions.

    Road to change goes through Washington

  • The NP said in a statement it was extraordinary that the SACP should have so little confidence in support for itself that it had "wormed" its way into another party.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • If they are numerous, the field should be "wormed" every morning, or at least every other day, which labor will be rewarded with a choice collection of primitive tobacco chewers.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • "wormed," or scraped out, with an instrument like an edged corkscrew.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • But the truth of the matter is, bull terriers have wormed their way into my affections and for me — and, increasing I think, for the rest of the family — there will never be another dog breed that usurps that place in our hearts.

    A Sausage update — Fusion Despatches

  • But the truth of the matter is, bull terriers have wormed their way into my affections and for me — and, increasing I think, for the rest of the family — there will never be another dog breed that usurps that place in our hearts.

    2010 January — Fusion Despatches

  • Eventually, Eco gets to the literary heritage of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and how that fiction's perniciousness was reinforced by fitting a pre-existing narrative pattern that had wormed its way into popular consciousness.

    A three pipe problem

  • It is, in truth, almost as bad as it sounds; but this song has wormed its way into my affections, probably something to do with the whistling.

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  • Eventually, Eco gets to the literary heritage of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and how that fiction's perniciousness was reinforced by fitting a pre-existing narrative pattern that had wormed its way into popular consciousness.

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