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.
vn
roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
a puddle where animals go to wallow
2.
v
rise up as if in waves
3.
v
be ecstatic with joy
Full Definitions of wallow
1

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

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
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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