Meaning of wallow

wal•low

Pronunciation: (wol'ō), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to roll about or lie in water, snow, mud, dust, or the like, as for refreshment: Goats wallowed in the dust.
  2. to live self-indulgently; luxuriate; revel: to wallow in luxury; to wallow in sentimentality.
  3. to flounder about; move along or proceed clumsily or with difficulty: A gunboat wallowed toward port.
  4. to surge up or billow forth, as smoke or heat: Waves of black smoke wallowed into the room.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of wallowing.
  2. a place in which animals wallow: hog wallow; an elephant wallow.
  3. the indentation produced by animals wallowing: a series of wallows across the farmyard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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