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English definition of “wallow in sth”

wallow in sth

(REMAIN UNHAPPY) phrasal verb with wallow     /ˈwɒl.əʊ/ US  /ˈwɑː.loʊ/ verb [I]
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 (REMAIN UNHAPPY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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