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English definition of “wallow in sth”

wallow in sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with wallow   /ˈwɒl.əʊ/ us    /ˈwɑː.loʊ/

(ENJOY)

to allow yourself to enjoy something completely: My idea of a holiday is to book myself into a five-star hotel and just wallow in the luxury for a week.Taking pleasure in something

(REMAIN UNHAPPY)

to remain in an unhappy emotional state without trying to get out of it, as if you are enjoying it or trying to get sympathy from other people: I wish she'd do something to help herself instead of just wallowing in self-pity!Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed
(Definition of wallow in sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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