Wallowing
Wallow Wal"low, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wallowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wallowing}.] [OE. walwen, AS. wealwian; akin to Goth. walwjan (in comp.) to roll, L. volvere; cf. Skr. val to turn. [root]147. Cf. {Voluble Well}, n.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

I may wallow in the lily beds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner. [1913 Webster]

God sees a man wallowing in his native impurity. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. To wither; to fade. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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