US: /ˈwɝm/
UK: /wˈɜːm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

worm /wə:m/
  • danh từ
    • (động vật học) giun; sâu, trùng
    • (kỹ thuật) đường ren (của vít)
    • (nghĩa bóng) người không đáng kể, người đáng khinh, đồ giun dế
    • I am a worm today
      • hôm nay tôi không được khoẻ
    • even a worm will turn
      • con giun xéo lắm cũng quằn
    • the worm of conscience
      • sự cắn rứt của lương tâm
  • nội động từ
    • (nghĩa bóng) chui vào, luồn vào, lẻn vào
    • ngoại động từ
      • tẩy giun sán cho
      • bắt sâu, trừ sâu (ở luống rau...)
      • bò vào; lần vào, chui vào, luồn qua ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
        • to worm one's way through the bushes: luồn qua các bụi rậm
        • to worm oneself into: lần vào
        • to worm oneself into someone's favour: khéo lấy lòng ai
      • (kỹ thuật) ren (một vít)
      • (nghĩa bóng) moi
        • to worm a secret out of someone: moi ở người nào một điều bí mật

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C] a long thin creature with no bones or legs, that lives in soil: birds looking for worms
    2 (worms) [pl.] long thin creatures that live inside the bodies of humans or animals and can cause illness: The dog has worms.
    3 [C] the young form of an insect when it looks like a short worm: This apple is full of worms.
    4 [C, usually sing.] (informal, disapproving) a person you do not like or respect, especially because they have a weak character and do not behave well towards other people
    Idioms: the worm will turn a person who is normally quiet and does not complain will protest when the situation becomes too hard to bear
    more at CAN?n.
    + verb [VN]
    1 [+adv./prep.] ~ your way ... to use a twisting and turning movement, especially to move through a narrow or crowded place: She wormed her way through the crowd to the reception desk.
    2 to give an animal medicine that makes worms pass out of its body in the FAECES
    Phrasal Verbs: worm your way / yourself into sth (disapproving) to make sb like you or trust you, in order to gain some advantage for yourself: He managed to worm his way into her life.
    worm sth out of sb (informal) to make sb tell you sth, by asking them questions in a clever way for a long period of time: We eventually wormed the secret out of her.

    Collocation dictionary


    burrow, crawl
    Worms burrow down through the soil.
    | wriggle, writhe
    The worm was wriggling on the hook.



    Concise English dictionary

    worms|wormed|wormingwɜrm /wɜːm
    +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
    +a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    +a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network
    +screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack
    +to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)