Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun worm

4 senses of worm

Sense 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)
       => invertebrate -- (any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification)

Sense 2
worm, louse, insect, dirt ball -- (a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect)
       => unpleasant person, disagreeable person -- (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Sense 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")
       => malevolent program -- (a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects)

Sense 4
worm -- (screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack)
       => screw -- (a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb worm

1 sense of worm

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")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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