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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.

(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!
Translations of “wallow in sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 享受, 縱情享受, 放縱於…
in Chinese (Simplified) 享受, 纵情享受, 放纵于…
(Definition of wallow in sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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