a puddle where animals go to wallow
an indolent or clumsy rolling about
"a good wallow in the water"
devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure
"Wallow in luxury"; "wallow in your sorrows"
roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
rise up as if in waves
"smoke billowed up into the sky"
wallow, rejoice, triumph(verb)
be ecstatic with joy
delight greatly in
"wallow in your success!"
to roll one's 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
to live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner
to wither; to fade
to roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean
a kind of rolling walk
Origin: [OE. walwen, AS. wealwian; akin to Goth. walwjan (in comp.) to roll, L. volvere; cf. Skr. val to turn. 147. Cf. Voluble Well, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wol′ō, v.i. to roll about, as in mire: to live in filth or gross vice.—n. the place an animal wallows in.—n. Wall′ower. [A.S. wealwian—L. volvĕre.]
wol′ō, v.i. (prov.) to fade away.
The numerical value of wallow in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of wallow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.
There are these and other great causes that we were elected overwhelmingly to carry forward in November of 1972. And what we were elected to do, we are going to do, and let others wallow in Watergate, we are going to do our job.
It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.
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Translations for wallow
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- kieriskellä, rypeäFinnish
- se vautrer, se complaireFrench
- fetreng, dagonyázás, hentereg, dagonya, hempereg, dagonyázikHungarian
- wentelen, zwelgenDutch
- вянуть, валяться, увядать, лужа, купаться, погрязнутьRussian
- valjati se, uvaljati se, ukaljati se, ogreznutiSerbo-Croatian
- vältra sigSwedish
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