Wallow

  • 1 wallow — wallow, welter, grovel can imply heavy clumsy movement and, when the reference is to man, a debased, pitiable, or ignoble condition. Wallow basically implies a lurching or rolling to and fro (as of a pig in the mire or a ship in the trough of a… …

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  • 2 Wallow — Wal low, n. A kind of rolling walk. [1913 Webster] One taught the toss, and one the new French wallow. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Act of wallowing. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. A place to which an animal comes to wallow; also, the depression in the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Wallow — Wal low, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wallowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wallowing}.] [OE. walwen, AS. wealwian; akin to Goth. walwjan (in comp.) to roll, L. volvere; cf. Skr. val to turn. [root]147. Cf. {Voluble Well}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To roll one s self… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 wallow — ► VERB 1) roll about or lie in mud or water. 2) (of a boat or aircraft) roll from side to side. 3) (wallow in) indulge without restraint in (something pleasurable). ► NOUN 1) an act of wallowing. 2) an area of mud or shallow water where mammals… …

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  • 5 wallow — [wä′lō] vi. [ME walwen < OE wealwian, to roll around < PGmc * walw < IE * wolw < base * wel > WALK] 1. to roll about or lie relaxed, as in mud, dust or water 2. to move heavily and clumsily; roll and pitch, as a ship 3. to live or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Wallow — Wal low, v. t. To roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean. Wallow thyself in ashes. Jer. vi. 26. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 wallow — [v1] slosh around in bathe in, be immersed, blunder, flounder, get stuck, immerse, lie, loll, lurch, move around in, reel, roll, roll about, roll around in, splash around, sprawl, stagger, stumble, sway, toss, totter, tumble, wade, welter;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 wallow — index carouse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 wallow — (v.) O.E. wealwian to roll, from W.Gmc. *walwojan, from PIE *wal , *wel to roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Figurative sense of to plunge and remain in some state or condition is attested from early 13c. Related: Wallowed; wallowing. The noun is… …

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  • 10 Wallow — Hans Wallow (* 25. Dezember 1939 in Göttingen) ist ein deutscher Politiker. 1966 trat er der SPD bei, für die er von 1981 bis 1983 und von 1990 bis 1998 im Bundestag saß. 1998 verzichtete er aufgrund einer schweren Erkrankung auf eine erneute… …

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  • 11 wallow — /wol oh/, v.i. 1. to roll about or lie in water, snow, mud, dust, or the like, as for refreshment: Goats wallowed in the dust. 2. to live self indulgently; luxuriate; revel: to wallow in luxury; to wallow in sentimentality. 3. to flounder about;… …

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  • 12 wallow — UK [ˈwɒləʊ] / US [ˈwɑloʊ] verb [intransitive] Word forms wallow : present tense I/you/we/they wallow he/she/it wallows present participle wallowing past tense wallowed past participle wallowed 1) showing disapproval to spend a lot of time feeling …

    English dictionary

  • 13 wallow — v. (d; intr.) to wallow in (to wallow in the mud) * * * [ wɒləʊ] (d; intr.) to wallow in (to wallow in the mud) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 wallow — 1 verb (I) 1 wallow in self pity/despair/defeat etc to seem to enjoy being sad etc, especially because you get sympathy from other people: Stop wallowing in self pity, and do something positive. 2 if an animal wallows, it rolls around in mud,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 wallow — 1. verb /ˈwɒləʊ/ a) To roll ones self about, as in mire; to tumble and roll about; to move lazily or heavily in any medium; to flounder; as, swine wallow in the mire. She wallowed in her misery. b) …

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  • 16 wallow — [[t]wɒ̱loʊ[/t]] wallows, wallowing, wallowed 1) VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone is wallowing in an unpleasant situation, you are criticizing them for being deliberately unhappy. [V in n] His tired mind continued to wallow in self pity …

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  • 17 wallow — wal•low [[t]ˈwɒl oʊ[/t]] v. i. 1) anb to roll about or lie in water, mud, dust, etc., as for refreshment: goats wallowing in the dust[/ex] 2) to indulge oneself; luxuriate; revel: to wallow in luxury; to wallow in sentimentality[/ex] 3) to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 wallow — /ˈwɒloʊ / (say woloh) verb (i) 1. to roll the body about, or lie, in water, snow, mud, dust, or the like, as for refreshment: pigs wallowing in the mud. 2. to live self indulgently or luxuriously: to wallow in wealth; to wallow in sensuality. 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 wallow — Synonyms and related words: appreciate, baby, bask, baygall, be promiscuous, bend, blunder, bog, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, buffalo wallow, careen, career, chase women, commit adultery, cower, cringe, crouch, cuddle, debauch, delight, dissipate …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 wallow — wal|low [ˈwɔləu US ˈwa:lou] v [: Old English; Origin: wealwian [i] to roll ] 1.) wallow in self pity/despair/defeat etc to seem to enjoy being sad etc, especially because you get sympathy from other people used to show disapproval ▪ He d been… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English