Definition of wallow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wallow

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːloʊ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wallow
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːloʊ//
     
    he / she / it wallows
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːloʊz//
     
    past simple wallowed
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːloʊd//
     
    past participle wallowed
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːloʊd//
     
    -ing form wallowing
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləʊɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːloʊɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] wallow (in something) (of large animals or people) to lie and roll about in water or mud, to keep cool or for pleasure hippos wallowing in the river He loves to wallow in a hot bath after a game.
  2. 2[intransitive] wallow in something (often disapproving) to enjoy something that causes you pleasure She wallowed in the luxury of the hotel. to wallow in despair/self-pity (= to think about your unhappy feelings all the time and seem to be enjoying them)
  3. Word Origin Old English walwian ‘to roll about’, of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin volvere ‘to roll’.
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