wallow

To wallow is to roll about in something, as a pig wallows in mud or a billionaire wallows in money.

Wallow can be used to describe a physical action or an emotional state. If you cry "Woe is me!" one too many times, you might be accused of wallowing in self-pity. Because of its association with the much-maligned pig, wallow often has a negative, insulting tone. So, rather than wallowing in that pile of money once you've won the lottery, try bathing or wading in it instead.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: wallow

1
nv
a puddle where animals go to wallow
roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
2
v
rise up as if in waves
3
v
be ecstatic with joy
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: wallow
1

n a puddle where animals go to wallow

Type of:
mud puddle
a puddle of mud

n an indolent or clumsy rolling about

“a good wallow in the water”
Type of:
axial motion, axial rotation, roll
rotary motion of an object around its own axis

v roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"

Synonyms:
welter
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure

Wallow in luxury”
wallow in your sorrows”
Type of:
indulge
give free rein to

v delight greatly in

wallow in your success!”
Type of:
delight, enjoy, revel
take delight in
2

v rise up as if in waves

Synonyms:
billow
Types:
cloud
billow up in the form of a cloud
Type of:
soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
rise rapidly
3

v be ecstatic with joy

Synonyms:
rejoice, triumph
Type of:
be on cloud nine, exult, jump for joy, walk on air
feel extreme happiness or elation
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