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wal·low

 (wŏl′ō)
intr.v. wal·lowed, wal·low·ing, wal·lows
1. To roll the body about or lie relaxed in water or mud.
2. To indulge oneself to a great degree in something: wallow in self-righteousness.
3. To be plentifully supplied: wallowing in money.
4. To move with difficulty in a clumsy or rolling manner; flounder: "The car wallowed back through the slush, with ribbons of bright water trickling down the windshield from the roof" (Anne Tyler).
n.
1. The act or an instance of wallowing.
2.
a. A pool of water or mud where animals go to wallow.
b. The depression, pool, or pit produced by wallowing animals.

[Middle English walowen, from Old English wealwian; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

wal′low·er n.

wallow

(ˈwɒləʊ)
vb (intr)
1. (Zoology) (esp of certain animals) to roll about in mud, water, etc, for pleasure
2. to move about with difficulty
3. to indulge oneself in possessions, emotion, etc: to wallow in self-pity.
4. (of smoke, waves, etc) to billow
n
5. the act or an instance of wallowing
6. (Zoology) a muddy place or depression where animals wallow
[Old English wealwian to roll (in mud); related to Latin volvere to turn, Greek oulos curly, Russian valun round pebble]
ˈwallower n

wal•low

(ˈwɒl oʊ)

v.i.
1. to roll about or lie in water, mud, dust, etc., as for refreshment: goats wallowing in the dust.
2. to indulge oneself; luxuriate; revel: to wallow in luxury; to wallow in sentimentality.
3. to flounder about; move or proceed clumsily.
4. to billow forth, as smoke.
n.
5. an act or instance of wallowing.
6. a place in which animals wallow.
[before 900; Middle English walwen, Old English wealwian to roll, c. Gothic af-walwjan to roll away; akin to Latin volvere to roll]
wal′low•er, n.

wallow


Past participle: wallowed
Gerund: wallowing

Imperative
wallow
wallow
Present
I wallow
you wallow
he/she/it wallows
we wallow
you wallow
they wallow
Preterite
I wallowed
you wallowed
he/she/it wallowed
we wallowed
you wallowed
they wallowed
Present Continuous
I am wallowing
you are wallowing
he/she/it is wallowing
we are wallowing
you are wallowing
they are wallowing
Present Perfect
I have wallowed
you have wallowed
he/she/it has wallowed
we have wallowed
you have wallowed
they have wallowed
Past Continuous
I was wallowing
you were wallowing
he/she/it was wallowing
we were wallowing
you were wallowing
they were wallowing
Past Perfect
I had wallowed
you had wallowed
he/she/it had wallowed
we had wallowed
you had wallowed
they had wallowed
Future
I will wallow
you will wallow
he/she/it will wallow
we will wallow
you will wallow
they will wallow
Future Perfect
I will have wallowed
you will have wallowed
he/she/it will have wallowed
we will have wallowed
you will have wallowed
they will have wallowed
Future Continuous
I will be wallowing
you will be wallowing
he/she/it will be wallowing
we will be wallowing
you will be wallowing
they will be wallowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wallowing
you have been wallowing
he/she/it has been wallowing
we have been wallowing
you have been wallowing
they have been wallowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wallowing
you will have been wallowing
he/she/it will have been wallowing
we will have been wallowing
you will have been wallowing
they will have been wallowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wallowing
you had been wallowing
he/she/it had been wallowing
we had been wallowing
you had been wallowing
they had been wallowing
Conditional
I would wallow
you would wallow
he/she/it would wallow
we would wallow
you would wallow
they would wallow
Past Conditional
I would have wallowed
you would have wallowed
he/she/it would have wallowed
we would have wallowed
you would have wallowed
they would have wallowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wallow - a puddle where animals go to wallowwallow - a puddle where animals go to wallow
mud puddle - a puddle of mud; "the children loved a mud puddle"
2.wallow - an indolent or clumsy rolling aboutwallow - an indolent or clumsy rolling about; "a good wallow in the water"
axial motion, axial rotation, roll - rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"
Verb1.wallow - devote oneself entirely to somethingwallow - devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure; "Wallow in luxury"; "wallow in your sorrows"
indulge - give free rein to; "The writer indulged in metaphorical language"
2.wallow - roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"wallow - roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
3.wallow - rise up as if in waveswallow - rise up as if in waves; "smoke billowed up into the sky"
soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom - rise rapidly; "the dollar soared against the yen"
cloud - billow up in the form of a cloud; "The smoke clouded above the houses"
4.wallow - be ecstatic with joywallow - be ecstatic with joy      
be on cloud nine, exult, jump for joy, walk on air - feel extreme happiness or elation
5.wallow - delight greatly in; "wallow in your success!"
revel, delight, enjoy - take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"

wallow

verb
1. revel, indulge, relish, savour, delight, glory, thrive, bask, take pleasure, luxuriate, indulge yourself All he wants to do is wallow in self-pity.
revel avoid, give up, do without, refrain from, abstain, eschew, forgo
2. roll about, lie, tumble, wade, slosh, welter, splash around Hippos love to wallow in mud.

wallow

verb
1. To take extravagant pleasure:
2. To move about in an indolent or clumsy manner:
Translations
تَقَلُّب، تَمَرُّغيَتَقَلَّب مَسْرورا
vælten sig
fetrengéshentereg
velta sér, veltastvelta, veltingur
voliojimasisvoliotis
vārtīšanāsvārtīties
prevaľovanieváľať sa

wallow

[ˈwɒləʊ]
A. N I had a good wallow in the bathdescansé bañándome largamente
B. VI (in water, mud) → revolcarse (in en) [boat] → bambolearse
to wallow in guiltregodearse or deleitarse en el remordimiento
to wallow in luxury/moneynadar en la opulencia/abundancia

wallow

[ˈwɒləʊ] vi
(in mud)se vautrer
to wallow in misery, to wallow in one's grief → se complaire dans son malheur

wallow

n (= act)Bad nt; (= place)Suhle f
vi
(lit) (animal)sich wälzen, sich suhlen; (boat)rollen
(fig) to wallow in luxury/self-pity etcim Luxus/Selbstmitleid etc schwelgen; to wallow in money (inf)im Geld schwimmen (inf)

wallow

[ˈwɒləʊ] vi to wallow (in) (in water, mud) → rotolarsi (in); (in bath) → sguazzare (in)
to wallow in one's grief → crogiolarsi nel proprio dolore
to wallow in luxury → nuotare nell'oro

wallow

(ˈwoləu) verb
to roll about with enjoyment. This hippopotamus wallowed in the mud.
noun
an act of wallowing.
References in classic literature ?
Such was the thunder of his voice, that spite of their amazement the men sprang over the rail; the sheaves whirled round in the blocks; with a wallow, the three boats dropped into the sea; while, with a dexterous, off-handed daring, unknown in any other vocation, the sailors, goat-like, leaped down the rolling ship's side into the tossed boats below.
In the town were some substantial windowless houses of stone scattered among a wilderness of thatched cabins; the streets were mere crooked alleys, and un- paved; troops of dogs and nude children played in the sun and made life and noise; hogs roamed and rooted contentedly about, and one of them lay in a reeking wallow in the middle of the main thoroughfare and suckled her family.
I have seen them, Conrade, in the visions of the night their sainted eyes shed tears for the sins and follies of their brethren, and for the foul and shameful luxury in which they wallow.
perhaps, I too, am just as unlucky--how do you know--and wallow in the mud on purpose, out of misery?
It looked so intolerably absurd to see hogs on cushioned thrones, that they made haste to wallow down upon all fours, like other swine.
They cursed the Queen, they mourned over Ireland, they suggested hideous plunder of the Indian country-side, and then, alas - some of the younger men would go forth and wallow on the ground in spasms of wicked laughter The genius of the Irish for conspiracies is remarkable.
A berg that seemed ready to carry the world before it would ground helplessly in deep water, reel over, and wallow in a lather of foam and mud and flying frozen spray, while a much smaller and lower one would rip and ride into the flat floe, flinging tons of ice on either side, and cutting a track half a mile long before it was stopped.
You, Harry, my boy, who have only to turn on a couple of taps to summon "hot" and "cold" from an unseen, vasty cistern, can have little idea of the luxury of that muddy wallow in brackish tepid water.
Here Tantor, the elephant, took his long way from dust wallow to water.
It is a wonder that Ace did not break a leg, so fast he was going when he fell; but he didn't, though with four good legs he was unable to wallow from the mire.
The sled runners would not slide over it so well, while one of the men must go in advance of the dogs and pack it down with snowshoes so that they should not wallow.
Urged on by its mother, the dying calf made spasmodic efforts to swim that were futile and caused it to veer and wallow from side to side.