noun a puddle where animals go to wallow
noun an indolent or clumsy rolling about
- a good wallow in the water
verb devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure
- Wallow in luxury
- wallow in your sorrows
verb roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
verb rise up as if in waves
- smoke billowed up into the sky
verb be ecstatic with joy
verb delight greatly in
Wal"low intransitive verb
, AS. wealwian
; akin to Goth. walwjan
(in comp.) to roll, L. volvere
; cf. Skr. val
to turn. *147. Cf. Voluble Well
imperfect & past participle Wallowed ; present participle & verbal noun Wallowing
- To roll one's self about, as in mire; to tumble and roll about; to move lazily or heavily in any medium; to flounder; as, swine wallow in the mire.
I may wallow in the lily beds.
- To live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner.
God sees a man wallowing in his native impurity.
- To wither; to fade. Prov. Eng. & Scot.
Wal"low transitive verb
- To roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean. "Wallow thyself in ashes."
Jer. vi. 26.
- A kind of rolling walk.
One taught the toss, and one the new French wallow.
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