verb (used without object)
- walloon brabant,
- wallowa mountains,
- walls have ears
Origin of wallow
Examples from the Web for wallow
I know many people who think to be an artist means you have to suffer, or at least wallow in old miseries.Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams: We're All His Goddamn Kids|Mara Wilson|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Amia, Louie's temporary girlfriend, is gone, leaving him to wallow in his heartbreak—at least for a few scenes.Louie Attempts Rape (and Explores the ‘Nice Guy’ Phenomenon)|Amy Zimmerman|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In our film, Emad is using a language that does not wallow in suffering and in that way he becomes a powerful inspiration.Comfortable Symbols: The Suffering Palestinian and the Good Israeli|Guy Davidi|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Romney strikes me as a glass-half-full kind of guy, so let us not wallow in the negatives.
The Wallow is the best known, but not the only, fire now racing through Arizona.
The willow tree (Welsh helygen), which grows essentially by the water-side, may be connoted with wallow.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
A man could neither walk on that yielding mass nor wallow through it.Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
It is wonderful that any being made in the form of man, should cast down his prerogatives and wallow like the beast.Humanity in the City|E. H. Chapin
Nowhere was a sign of wallow, path or road, and the coulée yawned, white-lipped.The Plow-Woman|Eleanor Gates
Night came at last, and they dragged themselves out of the wallow to make the last desperate effort to complete their journey.The Indians' Last Fight|Dennis Collins
Word Origin for wallow
Old English wealwian "to roll," from West Germanic *walwojan, from PIE *wel- "to roll" (see volvox). Figurative sense of "to plunge and remain in some state or condition" is attested from early 13c. Related: Wallowed; wallowing. The noun is recorded from 1590s.