Wallow

Adjective

  • (now dialectal) Tasteless, flat.

Noun

  • A kind of rolling walk.
  • A pool of water or mud in which animals wallow, or the depression left by them in the ground.
  • An instance of wallowing.

Verb

  • (intransitive) To immerse oneself in, to occupy oneself with, metaphorically.

    "She wallowed in her misery."

  • (intransitive, Britain, Scotland, dialect) To wither; to fade.
  • (intransitive) To roll oneself 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.

    "Pigs wallow in the mud."

  • (intransitive) To live in filth or gross vice; to behave in a beastly and unworthy manner.
  • (intransitive) To roll; especially, to roll in anything defiling or unclean, as a hog might do to dust its body to relieve the distress of insect biting or cool its body with mud.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.