WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
wal•low /ˈwɑloʊ/USA pronunciation
[~ + in + object]
- to roll around, as in mud:The pigs were wallowing in the mud.
- to indulge oneself; remain in a given state or condition for a long time:to wallow in self-pity.
- an act or instance of wallowing.
- a place in which animals wallow.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
wallow /ˈwɒləʊ/ vb (intransitive)
- (esp of certain animals) to roll about in mud, water, etc, for pleasure
- to move about with difficulty
- to indulge oneself in possessions, emotion, etc: to wallow in self-pity
Etymology: Old English wealwian to roll (in mud); related to Latin volvere to turn, Greek oulos curly, Russian valun round pebbleˈwallower n
- the act or an instance of wallowing
- a muddy place or depression where animals wallow
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