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Another word for worm

  1. To move or proceed with short irregular motions up and down or from side to side

      1. To make twisting or turning movements; contort the body, as in agony; squirm
      2. To cause to twist or turn; contort
      3. To move with a twisting or contorted motion:
      1. To cause to or make something wriggle.
      2. To move or proceed with writhing motions:
      3. To move to and fro with a twisting, writhing motion; twist and turn; squirm
      1. To make (one's way, for example) by or as if by wiggling:
      2. To cause to move back and forth with quick irregular motions:
      3. To move or proceed with a twisting or turning motion; wriggle:
      1. To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions:
      2. To move shakily; wobble:
      3. To move in a shaky or wobbly manner; totter
      1. To twist and turn the body in a snakelike movement; wriggle; writhe
      2. (Figuratively) To move in a slow, irregular motion.
      3. To show or feel distress, as from painful embarrassment, humiliation, etc.
      1. To write (something) illegibly
      2. To move with a squirming motion; wriggle
      3. To wriggle or squirm
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  2. To move along in a crouching or prone position

      1. To drag or pull lengthwise, especially to drag with a rope or chain.
      2. To move in a sinuous or gliding manner:
      3. To clear obstructions from (a pipe, drain, etc.) by means of a snake
      1. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
      2. To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance
      3. To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
      1. (Botany) To grow or spread along a surface, rooting at intervals or clinging by means of suckers or tendrils.
      2. To move along with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees, in the way that a baby does
      3. To move slowly, stealthily, timidly, or furtively
      1. To move or go slowly or feebly
      2. To be or feel as if swarming or covered with moving things:
      3. To move slowly on the hands and knees or by dragging the body along the ground; creep:
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  3. To introduce gradually and slyly

      1. To make productive; cultivate:
      2. To bring to a specified condition by gradual or repeated effort or work:
      3. To function; operate:
      1. To cause to move in a winding or twisting course
      2. To turn (a crank, for example) in a series of circular motions.
      3. To proceed on (one's way) with a curving or twisting course.
      1. To cause (oneself) to be involved or accepted by subtle and artful means:
      2. To express or otherwise convey (a thought, for example) in an indirect or insidious way.
      3. To introduce or work into gradually, indirectly, and artfully
      1. To cause (a liquid, for example) to permeate a substance by passing through its interstices or pores.
      2. To penetrate, or cause to penetrate (a region or group) gradually or stealthily, so as to attack or to seize control from within
      3. To pass, or cause (individual troops) to pass, through weak places in the enemy's lines in order to attack the enemy's flanks or rear
      1. To introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant.
      2. To pass off as genuine, valuable, or worthy:
      3. To impose (something or someone unwanted) upon another by coercion or trickery:
      1. To surpass or beat by a small margin. Often used with out:
      2. To form or put an edge on; provide an edge for
      3. To tilt (a ski or both skis) in such a way that an edge or both edges bite into the snow.
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  4. To make, achieve, or get through contrivance or guile

      1. To obtain or achieve by cleverness or deceit, especially in persuading someone:
      2. To manipulate or change (statistics, accounts, etc.) for a selfish or dishonest purpose; falsify; juggle
      3. To extricate oneself by subtle or indirect means, as from difficulty; wriggle:
      1. To cheat; swindle:
      2. (Intransitive) To cheat or swindle; to use crafty, deceitful methods. (often with "out of" preceding the object)
      3. To obtain or achieve by cleverness or deceit, especially in persuading someone:
      1. (Intransitive, card games) To play (a card) as a finesse (see noun sense above).
      2. To manage, bring about, or deal with by finesse
      3. To evade or bypass (a problem, issue, etc.)
      1. To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering:
      2. To plan, construct, or manage as an engineer
      3. To plan, manage, and bring about by skillful acts or contrivance:
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Another word for worm

  1. A small crawling animal

      1. A parasitic worm, especially a roundworm or tapeworm.
      2. A parasitic roundworm or flatworm.
      3. Any worm or wormlike animal; esp., a worm parasite of the intestine, as the tapeworm, hookworm, or roundworm
      1. A professional dinner guest, especially in ancient Greece.
      2. One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.
      3. (Biol.) A plant or animal that lives on or in an organism of another species from which it derives sustenance or protection without benefit to, and usually with harmful effects on, the host
      1. A person who clings to another to gain some personal advantage; parasite
      2. Either of the vertical edges of a square sail
      3. Any of a subclass (Hirudinea) of mostly flattened, annelid worms living in water or wet earth and having a well-developed sucker at each end: most are bloodsuckers, and one species (Hirudo medicinalis) has been used in medicine, esp. in former times, to bleed patients
      1. (Archaic) An odd notion; whim
      2. (Archaic) An extravagant notion; a whim.
      3. A wormlike insect larva, as the legless larva of the housefly: often found in decaying matter
      1. The six-legged immature form of a tick or mite.
      2. The early, free-living, immature form of any animal that changes structurally when it becomes an adult, usually by a complex metamorphosis
      3. The newly hatched, earliest form of any of various animals that undergo metamorphosis, differing markedly in appearance from the adult.
      1. (Slang) Food
      2. (Old, Informal) A person who does menial or tedious work; drudge
      3. The thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.
      1. Any of various insect larvae similar to those of the butterfly or moth.
      2. The wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth.
  2. A debased creature

      1. A person who swindles; cheat
      1. (Dated) a swindler; a cheat; a professional gambler who makes his living by cheating.
      2. One that deals dishonestly with others, especially a cheating gambler.
      3. A person, esp. a gambler, who is dishonest in dealing with others; cheat; swindler
      1. Those people regarded as worthless, disreputable, etc.; rabble
      2. The rabble; crowds; the common people.
      3. (Dial.) Worthless stuff
      1. A slow change in a characteristic of electronic equipment, such as a decrease in power with continued usage.
      2. (Informal) A sensation of fear or repugnance, as if things were crawling on one's skin:
      3. A usually unplanned and gradual shift or increase in uses or objectives away from what was originally specified or limited. Often used in combination:
      1. Worthless parts or things; refuse
      2. (Slang) One, such as a person or an element of society, that is regarded as despicable or worthless.
      3. A filmy or frothy layer of matter that forms on the surface of a liquid or body of water or on a hard surface.
      1. (Greek Mythology) Cerberus, the watchdog of Hades.
      2. A dog of hell, as Cerberus
      3. A fiendish, evil person
      1. A person or thing regarded as evil, cruel, etc.
      2. A persistently tormenting person, force, or passion:
      3. One who is extremely zealous, skillful, or diligent:
      1. A person:
      2. An outstanding example, especially of something difficult or bad:
      3. (Theol. --- proper) The chief evil spirit, a supernatural being subordinate to, and the foe of, God, and the tempter of human beings; Satan: typically depicted as a man with horns, a tail, and cloven feet
      1. An act of sneaking
      2. An instance of sneaking; a quiet, stealthy movement.
      3. A person who sneaks; stealthy, underhanded, contemptible person
      1. One that swindles or plays tricks.
      2. A person who tricks; cheat
      3. A mischievous or roguish figure in myth or folklore, often an animal, who typically makes up for physical weakness with cunning and subversive humor.
      1. An unethical, unscrupulous practitioner, especially of law.
      2. (Slang) A person, esp. a lawyer, who uses unethical or tricky methods; pettifogger
      1. A treacherous or deceitful person
      2. Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous squamate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes (or Ophidia), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and flexible jaws.
      3. Any of a limbless suborder (Serpentes, order Squamata) of reptiles with an elongated, scaly body, lidless eyes, and a tapering tail: some species have a poisonous bite
      1. One who is predestined to damnation.
      2. (Theol.) A person damned; lost soul
      1. A villain; a rogue.
      2. A mean, immoral, or wicked person; rascal
      1. An animal
      2. An animal other than a human; a beast.
      3. A person who is brutal or very stupid, gross, sensual, etc.
      1. A person who deceives or who is not what he or she pretends to be; impostor; cheat
      2. (--- Law) Intentional deception to cause a person to give up property or some lawful right
      3. Something said or done to deceive; trick; artifice
      1. (Informal) A man or a boy.
      2. A person who begs, or asks for charity, esp. one who lives by begging; mendicant
      3. A person who is very poor; pauper
      1. A person given to hypocrisy.
      2. A person who pretends to be what he or she is not; specif., one who pretends to be pious, virtuous, etc. without really being so
      1. (Archaic) An exile.
      2. A person regarded as base, mean, or despicable:
      3. A miserable or unhappy person; person in deep distress or misfortune
  3. Helminthiasis; usually plural

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