noun un·der·tow \-ˌtō\

: a current in the sea or ocean that is below the surface and that moves away from the shore

Full Definition of UNDERTOW

:  the current beneath the surface that sets seaward or along the beach when waves are breaking upon the shore
:  an underlying current, force, or tendency that is in opposition to what is apparent

Examples of UNDERTOW

  1. Don't get caught in the undertow.

First Known Use of UNDERTOW


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UNDERTOW Defined for Kids


noun un·der·tow \ˈən-dər-ˌtō\

Definition of UNDERTOW for Kids

:  a current beneath the surface of the water that moves away from or along the shore while the surface water above it moves toward the shore


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