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- worm is part of the Basic English 850.
- (UK) IPA (key): /wɜːm/, SAMPA: /w3:m/
- (US) enPR: wûrm, IPA (key): /wɝm/, SAMPA: /w3`m/
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- (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.
- (old, no longer used) A snake or dragon.
- Saint George fought the worm with all his strength.
- A worm is a type of dangerous software that can go across networks of computers.
Related words and phrases[change]
- (animal that lives inside another) parasite
- (animal that eats dead animals) maggot
- (any tube-shaped animal) inchworm, bookworm
- To move like a worm; to wriggle in order to move.
- He wormed along the sand.