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worm

noun

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.

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Dutch: aardworm, pier, regenworm, worm, wurm
Polish: robak



2 worm

A person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect.

synonyms: dirt ball, insect, louse.

Roget 366: animal, animal kingdom; fauna; brute creation.    beast, brute, creature, critter [U.S.]; wight, created being; creeping thing, living thing; dumb animal, ... show more

Roget 193: littleness etc. adj.; smallness etc. (of quantity) 32; exiguity, inextension; parvitude, parvity; duodecimo; Elzevir edition, ... show more

Dutch: ([[arme]]) [[luis]]
Polish: gnida, menda, wesz, wsza

3 worm

A software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network.

Dutch: worm

4 worm

Screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack.

Polish: ślimak

Roget 551: trace, vestige, relic, remains; scar, cicatrix; footstep, footmark, footprint; pug; track mark, wake, trail, scent, ... show more

Roget 527: information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge etc. 490; publicity etc. 531; data etc. 467.    communication, ... show more

verb

1 worm

To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling).

synonyms: squirm, twist, wrestle, wriggle, writhe.

Dutch: draaien, kronkelen, ontwijken, spartelen, vervormen, wiebelen, wriemelen, wringen


Moby thesaurus: amble, angleworm, animal, armyworm, beast, blast, blight, blighter, bollworm, bookworm, cancer, canker, claudicate, contort, corkscrew, cotton worm, crawl, creep, crinkle, cur ... show more.

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