worm

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worm is part of the Basic English 850.

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Singular
worm

Plural
worms

A worm
  1. (countable) A tube-shaped animal with no legs that lives underground, under water, or inside another animal.
    He found a big worm to use for fishbait.
    They found a worm in his stomach.
    Worms must be eating him by now.
    They found a worm in the tree.
  2. (old, no longer used) A snake or dragon.
    Saint George fought the worm with all his strength.

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Plain form
worm

Third-person singular
worms

Past tense
wormed

Past participle
wormed

Present participle
worming

  1. To move like a worm; to wriggle in order to move.
    He wormed along the sand.

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