Wallow

Definition of Wallow

Wal´low
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Wallowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wallowing.]
1.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.
I may wallow in the lily beds.
- Shak.
2.To live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner.
God sees a man wallowing in his native impurity.
- South.
3.To wither; to fade.
v. t.1.To roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean.
n.1.A kind of rolling walk.
One taught the toss, and one the new French wallow.
- Dryden.
2.Act of wallowing.
3.A place to which an animal comes to wallow; also, the depression in the ground made by its wallowing; as, a buffalo wallow.

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