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wallow Tweet Definition of wallow Like Definition of wallow on Facebook
noun
  1. An instance of wallowing.
  2. A pool of water or mud in which animals wallow.
  3. A kind of rolling walk.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To roll one's self about, as in mire; to tumble and roll about; to move lazily or heavily in any medium; to flounder; as, swine wallow in the mire.
With Smithers out of the picture I was free to in my own crapulence.
  1. (intransitive) To roll; especially, to roll in anything defile, defiling or unclean.
  2. (intransitive) To live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner.
  3. (intransitive) To wither; to fade.
whinny Tweet Definition of whinny Like Definition of whinny on Facebook
noun
  1. a gentle neigh
verbto whinny (intransitive or transitive)
  1. (context, of a horse) to make a gentle neigh
whoop Tweet Definition of whoop Like Definition of whoop on Facebook
noun
  1. An exclamation, a cry, usually of joy.
  2. A gasp, characteristic of whooping cough.
  3. (rfv-sense) (context, prison) A sound made by one inmate to warn other inmates that a guard is approaching the area.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To make a whoop.
  2. (rfv-sense) (context, prison) To warn a fellow inmate of an approaching guard.
worry Tweet Definition of worry Like Definition of worry on Facebook
noun (worr, ies)
  1. A strong feeling of anxiety.
I'm afflicted by throughout the night.
  1. An instance or cause of such a feeling.
My main is that I'll miss the train.
verb (worr, i, ed)
  1. (context, transitive, obsolete, except in Scots) To strangle.
  2. (transitive) To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf.
Your dog's been worrying sheep again.
  1. (transitive) To harass; to irritate or distress.
The President was worried into military action by persistent advisors.
  1. (transitive) Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress.
Your tone of voice worries me.
  1. (intransitive) To be troubled, to give way to mental anxiety.
Stop worrying about your test, it'll be fine.

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