to worm one's self into


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Worm \Worm\, v. t.
   1. To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and
      secret means; -- often followed by out.
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            They find themselves wormed out of all power.
                                                  --Swift.
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            They . . . wormed things out of me that I had no
            desire to tell.                       --Dickens.
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   2. To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge
      from, as a firearm. See Worm, n. 5
      (b) .
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   3. To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of, as a
      dog, for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw.
      The operation was formerly supposed to guard against
      canine madness.
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            The men assisted the laird in his sporting parties,
            wormed his dogs, and cut the ears of his terrier
            puppies.                              --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   4. (Naut.) To wind rope, yarn, or other material, spirally
      round, between the strands of, as a cable; to wind with
      spun yarn, as a small rope.
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            Ropes . . . are generally wormed before they are
            served.                               --Totten.
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   To worm one's self into, to enter into gradually by arts
      and insinuations; as, to worm one's self into favor.
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