Undertow
Undertow Un"der*tow`, n. (Naut.) The current that sets seaward near the bottom when waves are breaking upon the shore. [1913 Webster]

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  • Undertow — (often and incorrectly used for a rip current) is a strong subsurface flow of water returning seaward from the shore resulting usually from wave action.Undertow may also refer to: * Undertow, a 2007 short experimental film by Neil Mcenery West… …   Wikipedia

  • Undertow — Album par Tool Sortie 16 Avril 1993 Enregistrement Octobre Décembre 1992 aux Grand Master Studios, Hollywood Durée 69:13 Genre Metal prog …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Undertow — (engl. für Sog) steht für: Undertow (Album), ein Album der Band Tool Undertow (Band), eine deutsche Metalband Undertow – Im Sog der Rache, ein US amerikanischer Spielfilm aus dem Jahr 2004 Undertow (USA), eine US amerikanische Hardcore Punk und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Undertow — Álbum de estudio de Tool Publicación 6 de abril de 1993 Grabación Octubre diciembre de 1992, en Grand Master Studios, Hollywood, California Género(s) …   Wikipedia Español

  • undertow — (n.) 1817, from UNDER (Cf. under) + TOW (Cf. tow) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • undertow — [un′dər tō΄] n. [ UNDER + TOW1] a current of water moving beneath and in a different direction from that of the surface water: said esp. of a seaward current beneath breaking surf …   English World dictionary

  • undertow — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)toʊ[/t]] undertows 1) N COUNT: usu with supp If there is an undertow of a feeling, that feeling exists in such a weak form that you are hardly aware of it, but it influences the way you think or behave. The existence of an emotional… …   English dictionary

  • undertow — /un deuhr toh /, n. 1. the seaward, subsurface flow or draft of water from waves breaking on a beach. 2. any strong current below the surface of a body of water, moving in a direction different from that of the surface current. [1810 20; UNDER +… …   Universalium

  • undertow — un|der|tow [ˈʌndətəu US dərtou] n [singular] 1.) the water current under the surface of the sea, that pulls away from the land when a wave comes onto the shore ▪ The dangerous undertow means that swimming is not allowed. 2.) a tendency or feeling …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undertow — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌtəʊ] / US [ˈʌndərˌtoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms undertow : singular undertow plural undertows 1) a current below the surface of the sea or a river, that moves in the opposite direction to the water above it 2) a feeling or… …   English dictionary

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