Definitions for "Undertow"
The current that sets seaward near the bottom when waves are breaking upon the shore.
There is spirited discussion and disagreement among coastal scientists on the existence of a nearshore process called "undertow," and hence there is not an agreed on definition for this word. Undertow is a term often and incorrectly used for rip currents. The best explanation for what many people attribute to "undertow" is as follows: After a wave breaks and runs up the beach, most of the water flows seaward; this "backwash" of water can trip waders, move them seaward, and make them susceptible to immersion from the next incoming wave; however, there is no surf zone force that pulls people under the water.
See "Rip Current".
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Undertow (2004) is the third film by young American filmmaker David Gordon Green.
"Undertow" is the fifth episode of the second season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was directed by Steve Shill. It originally aired on June 29, 2003.
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Undertow is Tool's first full-length album, released in 1993. Controversy was generated by the photos in the liner notes of obese nudes underwater and the band members with pins in the sides of their heads, resulting in the album being removed from most large retail chains. The spine of the CD case features a smaller picture of the obese woman from the booklet.
Undertow, the sophomore release from Blind Idiot God, features a collaboration with John Zorn, and a cover of "Alice in My Fantasies", a song penned by George Clinton.
Keywords:  adler, warren, mystery, novel
Undertow is a mystery novel by Warren Adler
an inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling; "his account had a poignant undertow of regret"
Being dragged the opposite way to where you are swimming in a dream signifies you will share the sorrows of someone else.
Keywords:  sucks, down, current, surface, you
a current that sucks you down from the surface
Keywords:  strong, flowing, moving, way, direction
a strong current flowing under water in a different direction to the way the water on the surface is moving