worm out of - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyworm out of
he/she/itworms out of
present participleworming out of
past tensewormed out of
past participlewormed out of
  1. worm something out of someone to gradually get information from someone who does not want to give it to you

    I eventually managed to worm a few details out of him.

See also main entry: worm