worm into something


worm into something
worm (your way) into/through/past/etc something phrase
to move slowly and with difficulty in a crowded area

She wormed her way through the crowd to the reception desk.

Thesaurus: to move through an area or objectsynonym to move, or to move something, slowlysynonym
Main entry: worm

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  • worm through something — worm (your way) into/through/past/etc something phrase to move slowly and with difficulty in a crowded area She wormed her way through the crowd to the reception desk. Thesaurus: to move through an area or objectsynonym to move, or to move… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm past something — worm (your way) into/through/past/etc something phrase to move slowly and with difficulty in a crowded area She wormed her way through the crowd to the reception desk. Thesaurus: to move through an area or objectsynonym to move, or to move… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm into — [phrasal verb] worm (your way or yourself) into (something) informal : to get (yourself) into (a desired position, situation, etc.) in a gradual and usually clever or dishonest way I wormed my way into a job at the theater. He somehow managed to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm your yourself into something — ˌworm your way/yourself ˈinto sth derived (disapproving) to make sb like you or trust you, in order to gain some advantage for yourself Syn: insinuate yourself • He managed to worm his way into her life. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm your way into something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm — wormer, n. wormlike, wormish, adj. /werrm/, n. 1. Zool. any of numerous long, slender, soft bodied, legless, bilaterally symmetrical invertebrates, including the flatworms, roundworms, acanthocephalans, nemerteans, gordiaceans, and annelids. 2.… …   Universalium

  • worm — worm1 [ wɜrm ] noun * 1. ) count a creature with a long soft body and no bones or legs a ) count an insect that looks like a worm b ) worms plural small creatures that look like worms and live inside the body of a person or animal and make them… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • worm — /wɜm / (say werm) noun 1. Zoology any of the long, slender, soft bodied bilateral invertebrates including the flatworms, roundworms, acanthocephalans, nemerteans, and annelids. 2. (in popular language) any of numerous small creeping animals with… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Worm — (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worm abscess — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English