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wallow

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verb wal·low \ˈwä-(ˌ)lō\

Simple Definition of wallow

  • : to spend time experiencing or enjoying something without making any effort to change your situation, feelings, etc.

  • : to roll about in deep mud or water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wallow

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to roll oneself about in a lazy, relaxed, or ungainly manner <hogs wallowing in the mud>

  3. 2 :  to billow forth :  surge

  4. 3 :  to devote oneself entirely; especially :  to take unrestrained pleasure :  delight

  5. 4 a :  to become abundantly supplied :  luxuriate <a family that wallows in money> b :  to indulge oneself immoderately <wallowing in self-pity>

  6. 5 :  to become or remain helpless <allowed them to wallow in their ignorance>

wallower

play \ˈwä-lə-wər\ noun

Examples of wallow in a sentence

  1. elephants wallowing in the river

  2. Buffalo wallow in mud to keep away flies.



Origin and Etymology of wallow

Middle English walwen, from Old English wealwian to roll — more at voluble


First Known Use: before 12th century


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wallow

noun wal·low

Definition of wallow

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of wallowing

  2. 2 a :  a muddy area or one filled with dust used by animals for wallowing b :  a depression formed by or as if by the wallowing of animals

  3. 3 :  a state of degradation or degeneracy



15th Century

First Known Use of wallow

15th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

Rhymes with wallow


WALLOW Defined for Kids

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wallow

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verb wal·low \ˈwä-lō\

Definition of wallow for Students

wallowed

wallowing

  1. 1 :  to roll about in or as if in deep mud

  2. 2 :  to seem to want to be unhappy




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wallow

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noun wal·low

Definition of wallow for Students

  1. :  a muddy or dust-filled area where animals roll about




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