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as in:  a wagon wallowed through the mud

The tractor wallowed through the mud.
  to move with difficulty; or perhaps just to move through water or in a rolling/wave-like manner
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  • The tractor wallowed through the mud.
  • We made poor time as we wallowed through the mud.
  • There seemed to be just as many vehicles wallowing in the mud holes as there had been then, except that there were no Confederate ambulances,
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • But the fish did not come. Instead he lay there wallowing now in the seas and the old man pulled the skiff up onto him.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea

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  • As the snow softened in the afternoon sun, the hoofs of our yaks punched through the frozen crust, and the beasts wallowed to their bellies.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The Ginnie Paul wallowed like the broad-beamed matron she was.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The heavy load of supplies caused the skiff to wallow through the waves.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • The wind had risen some and the old vessel wallowed from wave crest to trough with every swell.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • For the past eight days we had fished the shelf of the Equatorial Shallows; a crew of two, casting and pulling nets, wading knee-deep through stinking fish and crunching trilobites, wallowing over every wave, casting and pulling nets, keeping watch, and sleeping like exhausted children during our brief rest periods.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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Associated words [difficulty]:   wallow [4]
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