1. an inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling
- his account had a poignant undertow of regret
2. the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore
Sentences with undertow as a noun:
- A strong undertow may sweep a returning swimmer off their feet but it does not carry them far from the shore.
1. (transitive) To pull or tow under; drag beneath; pull down.
2. (transitive) To pull down by, or as by, an undertow.
3. (intransitive) To flow or behave as an undertow.