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undertow

undertow


un·der·tow  (ndr-t)
n.
1. An underwater current flowing strongly away from the shore, usually caused by the seaward return of water from waves that have broken against the shore.
2. A tendency, especially in thought or feeling, contrary to what seems the strongest: As she talks nostalgically of her days of glory . . . a poignant undertow emerges (Tina Brown).

undertow [ˈʌndəˌtəʊ]
n
1. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) the seaward undercurrent following the breaking of a wave on the beach
2. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) any strong undercurrent flowing in a different direction from the surface current

undertow  (ndr-t)
An underwater current flowing strongly away from shore. Undertows are generally caused by the seaward return of water from waves that have broken against the shore.


undertow  /ndrto/  n. [U] a strong, often dangerous current of ocean water made from the pull of a wave beneath the surface after it has crested: A swimmer caught in the undertow may drown. undertow

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