from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. affected with woodworm
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of worm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • 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.

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

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  • The charr winced back, and Logan wormed from his grip.

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  • I know she wormed her way back in by perpetually renovating her houses and making them uninhabitable construction zones, but of course he sees through that, Teddy said, stretching out his long legs.

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