Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “wallow”

wallow

verb [I]     /ˈwɒl.əʊ/ US  /ˈwɑː.loʊ/
(especially of particular animals) to lie or roll about slowly in deep, wet earth, sand, or water: a hippopotamus wallowing in mudAnimal (non-human) behaviourMovement on or through water wallow     noun [C usually singular] informal He likes a good wallow in the bath.Personal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally
(Definition of wallow verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of wallow

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Movement on or through water, but you might be interested in these topics from the Movement and location topic area:

Definitions of “wallow” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More