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undertow

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈʌn.də.təʊ/  us   /-dɚ.toʊ/
a strong current flowing underwater in a different direction to the way the water on the surface is moving, especially one that flows away from the land at the same time as a wave hits the beach
Translations of “undertow”
in Chinese (Traditional) 水下逆流, (尤指)退浪,回捲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水下逆流, (尤指)退浪,回卷…
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