Clean vs Worm - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between clean and worm

is that clean is removal of dirt while worm is a generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.

As verbs the difference between clean and worm

is that clean is to remove dirt from a place or object while worm is to make (one's way) with a crawling motion.

As a adjective clean

is not dirty.

As a adverb clean

is fully and completely.

clean

English

(wikipedia clean)

Adjective

(er)
  • Free of dirt or impurities or protruberances.
  • #Not dirty.
  • #:
  • #*
  • #*:Then his sallow face brightened, for the hall had been carefully furnished, and was very clean . ¶ There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  • #In an unmarked condition.
  • #:
  • #(lb) Allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces, without protrusions such as racks or landing gear.
  • #Empty.
  • #:
  • #(lb) Having relatively few impurities.
  • #:
  • Free of immorality or criminality.
  • #Pure, especially morally or religiously.
  • #:
  • #*(Bible), (Psalms) li.10:
  • #*:Create in me a clean heart, O God.
  • #* (1809-1892)
  • #*:That I am whole, and clean , and meet for Heaven.
  • #Not having used drugs or alcohol.
  • #:
  • # Without restrictions or penalties, or someone having such a record.
  • #:
  • #(lb) Not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs.
  • #:
  • Smooth, exact, and performed well.
  • :
  • (lb) Cool or neat.
  • :
  • (lb) Being free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
  • :
  • Which doesn’t .
  • :
  • Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects.
  • :
  • Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
  • *(Bible), (w) xxiii.22:
  • *:When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of corners of thy field.
  • Well-proportioned; shapely.
  • :
  • Ascended without falling.
  • Synonyms

    * (not dirty) * (empty)

    Antonyms

    * dirty * unclean

    Derived terms

    * clean as a hound's tooth * * clean sheet * clean sweep * cleanliness * cleanly * come clean * lick clean * unclean

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Removal of dirt.
  • This place needs a clean .
  • (weightlifting) The first part of the event clean and jerk in which the weight is brought from the ground to the shoulders.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To remove dirt from a place or object.
  • Can you clean the windows today?
  • To tidy up, make a place neat.
  • Clean your room right now!
  • (climbing) To remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.
  • To make things clean in general.
  • She just likes to clean . That’s why I married her.
  • (curling) To brush the ice lightly in front of a moving rock to remove any debris and ensure a correct line; less vigorous than a sweep.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * clean someone’s clock * clean out * clean up * cleaner * houseclean

    Adverb

    (er)
  • Fully and completely.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.}}

    worm

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=‘Children crawled over each other like little grey worms in the gutters,’ he said. ‘The only red things about them were their buttocks and they were raw. Their faces looked as if snails had slimed on them and their mothers were like great sick beasts whose byres had never been cleared. […]’}}
  • A contemptible or devious being.
  • * Bible, Psalms xxii. 6
  • I am a worm , and no man.
  • (computing) A self-replicating program that propagates through a network.
  • (cricket) A graphical representation of the total runs scored in an innings.
  • Anything helical, especially the thread of a screw.
  • * Moxon
  • The threads of screws, when bigger than can be made in screw plates, are called worms .
  • # A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms.
  • # (anatomy) A muscular band in the tongue of some animals, such as dogs; the lytta.
  • # The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to save space.
  • # A short revolving screw whose threads drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel or rack by gearing into its teeth.
  • (archaic) A dragon or mythological serpent.
  • (obsolete) Any creeping or crawling animal, such as a snake, snail, or caterpillar.
  • * Tyndale (Acts xxviii. 3, 4)
  • There came a viper out of the heat, and leapt on his hand. When the men of the country saw the worm hang on his hand, they said, This man must needs be a murderer.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 'Tis slander, / Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue / Outvenoms all the worms of Nile.
  • * Longfellow
  • When Cerberus perceived us, the great worm , / His mouth he opened and displayed his tusks.
  • An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse.
  • Richard III ,
  • (math) A strip of linked tiles sharing parallel edges in a tiling.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To make (one's way) with a crawling motion.
  • :
  • To work one's way by artful or devious means.
  • *(George Herbert) (1593-1633)
  • *:When debates and fretting jealousy / Did worm and work within you more and more, / Your colour faded.
  • To work (one's way or oneself) (into) gradually or slowly; to insinuate.
  • :
  • To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; often followed by out .
  • *(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • *:They find themselves wormed out of all power.
  • To "worm out of", to "drag out of" (often: "drag every word out of someone"), to get information that someone is reluctant or unwilling to give (through artful or devious means or by pleading or asking repeatedly). Often combined with expressions such as "It's like pulling teeth" or "It's like getting blood out of a stone".
  • *(Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • *:Theywormed things out of me that I had no desire to tell.
  • *
  • *:He nodded. "Mum's the word, Mrs. Bunting! It'll all be in the last editions of the evening newspapers—it can't be kep' out. There'd be too much of a row if twas!" ¶ "Are you going off to that public-house now?" she asked. ¶ "I've got a awk'ard job—to try and worm something out of the barmaid."
  • To fill in the contlines of a rope before parcelling and serving.
  • :
  • *1841 , Benjamin J. Totten], [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=w0VJAAAAYAAJ Naval Text-Book :
  • *:Ropesare generally wormed before they are served.
  • (label) To deworm an animal.
  • (label) To move with one's body dragging the ground.
  • *1919 , , How animals talk: and other pleasant studies of birds and beast?
  • *:Inch by inch I wormed along the secret passageway, flat to the ground, not once raising my head, hardly daring to pull a full breath.
  • (label) To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of (a dog, etc.) for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw, and formerly supposed to guard against canine madness.
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:The men assisted the laird in his sporting parties, wormed his dogs, and cut the ears of his terrier puppies.
  • (label) To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm.
  • Derived terms

    * blindworm * bollworm * bookworm * cutworm * the early bird catches the worm * earthworm * fishing worm * flatworm * glowworm * hornworm * lugworm * penis worm * ringworm * silkworm * slowworm * tapeworm * woodworm * the worm has turned * wormhole * worm lizard * worm’s-eye view]], [[worm's eye view, worm’s eye view * wormwood * wormy

    See also

    * caterpillar * grub * lumbricine * maggot * Trojan horse * vermian * vermiform * virus

    References

    * [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/worm] The Free Dictionary , Farlex Inc., 2010. ----