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wallowing

verb
present participle of wallow

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1 to completely give (oneself) over to something (such as an emotion)
  • After being laid off, he spent much of his time wallowing in self-pity.
  • They wallowed in all the indulgences provided by the resort.

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2 to roll around in an ungainly manner
  • We saw a herd of cattle wallowing in the marsh.

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