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1. An underwater current flowing strongly away from 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).
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1. (Physical Geography) the seaward undercurrent following the breaking of a wave on the beach
2. (Physical Geography) any strong undercurrent flowing in a different direction from the surface current
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1. the seaward, subsurface flow of water from waves breaking on a beach.
2. any strong subsurface current, moving in a direction different from that of the surface current.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||undertow - an inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling; "his account had a poignant undertow of regret"|
inclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
|2.||undertow - the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore|
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undertow[ˈʌndətəʊ] N → resaca f
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