bewallow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English biwalwien, from Old English bewealwian (to wallow, wallow around), equivalent to be- +‎ wallow.

Verb[edit]

bewallow (third-person singular simple present bewallows, present participle bewallowing, simple past and past participle bewallowed)

  1. (intransitive) To wallow around or about; wallow all over.
    • 1886, Harper's magazine:
      We saw paths and narrow beds, trampled and bewallowed, in the mud of the marshes now and then, which were made by the alligators; then, after long stretches of cane-brake and of marsh and willows, we came upon the beauty of Gum Swamp.