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.

Definitions of wallow
  1. verb
    roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
    synonyms: welter
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    type of:
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  2. verb
    devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure
    Wallow in luxury”
    wallow in your sorrows”
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    type of:
    give free rein to
  3. verb
    delight greatly in
    wallow in your success!”
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    type of:
    delight, enjoy, revel
    take delight in
  4. noun
    a puddle where animals go to wallow
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    type of:
    mud puddle
    a puddle of mud
  5. noun
    an indolent or clumsy rolling about
    “a good wallow in the water”
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    type of:
    axial motion, axial rotation, roll
    rotary motion of an object around its own axis
  6. verb
    rise up as if in waves
    synonyms: billow
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    billow up in the form of a cloud
    type of:
    soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
    rise rapidly
  7. verb
    be ecstatic with joy
    synonyms: rejoice, triumph
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    be overwhelmed with ecstasy, especially when encountering something or someone you admire
    type of:
    be on cloud nine, exult, jump for joy, walk on air
    feel extreme happiness or elation
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