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wallow

wal·low

wallow

 
 
pronunciation:
wa lo
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wallowed, wallowing, wallows
definition 1: to roll the body about lazily in mud, sand, water, or the like, esp. for comfort or pleasure.
 
synonyms:
bask, welter
similar words:
lounge, swim, wade
definition 2: to indulge oneself too much in an emotional condition or manner of living.
He was wallowing in self-pity.
synonyms:
indulge, luxuriate
similar words:
bask, delight, revel
definition 3: to move ahead clumsily or in a rolling manner.
She wallowed out of the surf and collapsed.
synonyms:
flounder
similar words:
clamber, lumber, lurch, pitch, roll, stagger, stumble, waddle
definition 4: to have a great amount of something (usu. fol. by in).
She is wallowing in antique jewelry.
similar words:
bathe, luxuriate, swim
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance or wallowing.
similar words:
swim, waddle, wade, welter
definition 2: a muddy rut, pool, or other site where animals wallow.
similar words:
pit, pond, pool, puddle, rut, watering hole
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derivation: wallower (n.)
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