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. 147. Cf. Voluble Well, n.]

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.

[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

 

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Wal"low, v. t.

To roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean.

"Wallow thyself in ashes."

Jer. vi. 26.

 

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Wal"low, n.

A kind of rolling walk.

One taught the toss, and one the new French wallow. Dryden.

 

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Wal"low (?), n.

1.

Act of wallowing.

2.

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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