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wallow in sth

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

(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…
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