Worm out of – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To worm something out of somebody is to get information from someone which they are trying to keep secret.

Informal English.

Examples of use:

1. He didn’t want to tell his mother where his new trainers were, but she wormed it out of him.

2. The police managed to worm a confession out of him.

3. They didn’t want to tell us where they were going on their honeymoon, but we wormed it out of them.

worm out
present simple
worm out and worms out
-ing form
worming out
past simple
wormed out
past participle
wormed out

Can you use this phrasal verb in a sentence.

Has somebody managed to worm a secret out of you?

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