an inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling
"his account had a poignant undertow of regret"
undertow, sea puss, sea-puss, sea purse, sea-purse, sea-poose(noun)
the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore
a strong flow of water returning seaward from the shore.
a feeling that runs contrary to one's normal one.
To pull or tow under; drag beneath; pull down.
To pull down by, or as by, an undertow.
To flow or behave as an undertow.
the current that sets seaward near the bottom when waves are breaking upon the shore
Undertow is the debut full-length album by American rock band Tool, released in 1993. According to Allmusic, Undertow helped heavy metal music remain prominent as a mainstream musical style, and allowed several later bands to break through to the mainstream. It was released at a time when grunge was at the height of its popularity, and pop punk was slowly beginning to gather mainstream attention. Allmusic saw the album's success in the "striking, haunting visuals that complemented the album's nihilistic yet wistful mood." It was eventually certified double platinum by the RIAA on May 14, 2001. As of July 7, 2010, Undertow has sold 2,910,000 copies in the US. The album was recorded between October and December 1992 at Grand Master Studios, Hollywood, California, by Sylvia Massy. Some of the songs featured on the album are songs that the band decided to not release on their first EP, Opiate.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un′dėr-tō, n. an undercurrent in a different direction from that at the surface—seen esp. at the mouths of great rivers, or where tide and half-tides prevail.
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The numerical value of undertow in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of undertow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Problems in your home state create an undertow for presidential candidates and sometimes they pull them under, it won't help him on the money front, that's for sure.
Well, you're either lovers or you're wanting to be lovers or you're trying not to be lovers so you can be friends, but any way you look at it, sex is always looming in the picture like a shadow, like an undertow.
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