WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
wal•low /ˈwɑloʊ/USA pronunciation v. 
    [+ in + object]
  1. Animal Behaviorto roll around, as in mud:The pigs were wallowing in the mud.
  2. to indulge oneself; remain in a given state or condition for a long time:to wallow in self-pity.

n. [countable]
  • an act or instance of wallowing.
  • a place in which animals wallow.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    wallow /ˈwɒləʊ/ vb (intransitive)
    1. (esp of certain animals) to roll about in mud, water, etc, for pleasure
    2. to move about with difficulty
    3. to indulge oneself in possessions, emotion, etc: to wallow in self-pity
    n
    1. the act or an instance of wallowing
    2. a muddy place or depression where animals wallow
    Etymology: Old English wealwian to roll (in mud); related to Latin volvere to turn, Greek oulos curly, Russian valun round pebble

    ˈwallower n



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