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worm

 
Noun worm has 4 senses
  1. worm - any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
    --1 is a kind of
    invertebrate
    --1 has particulars:
     helminth, parasitic worm; woodworm; acanthocephalan, spiny-headed worm; arrowworm, chaetognath; flatworm, platyhelminth; ribbon worm, nemertean, nemertine, proboscis worm; beard worm, pogonophoran; nematode, nematode worm, roundworm; annelid, annelid worm, segmented worm
  2. worm, louse, insect, dirt ball - a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    --2 is a kind of unpleasant person, disagreeable person
  3. worm - a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network; "worms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers"
    --3 is a kind of
    malevolent program
  4. worm - screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack
    --4 is a kind of
    screw
    --4 is a part of worm gear
Verb worm has 1 sense
  1. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist - to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
    --1 is one way to move
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
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