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synonyms for undertow

  • undercurrent
  • eddy
  • riptide
  • vortex
  • whirlpool
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How to use undertow in a sentence

The tide was coming in strongly, and presently the fatal undertow would sweep him out to sea.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
The reality of human progress never comes to the surface, it is a power in the deeps, an undertow.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Here the water is as brown as oatmeal, and the undertow sucks out the boat again.
TRANS-HIMALAYA, VOL. 2 (OF 2)SVEN HEDIN
What was a distant rumble soon became a near-by, long undertow of ominous sound.
LITTLE BUSYBODIESJEANETTE AUGUSTUS MARKS AND JULIA MOODY
The Captain dug his toes into the sand and braced himself as the undertow sucked back.
CAP'N ERIJOSEPH CROSBY LINCOLN
This time he dug his feet desperately in the shifting sand, and, by a herculean effort, resisted the deadly suck of the undertow.
BY RIGHT OF CONQUESTARTHUR HORNBLOW
A rope extended seaward to hold on by was needful, for the surf was heavy and the undertow strong.
HESPEROTHEN; NOTES FROM THE WEST, VOL. II (OF 2)W. H. RUSSELL
It was as if a strange and magnetic undertow were drawing him after her.
THE COURAGE OF MARGE O'DOONEJAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
She as though she had been caught in an undertow and was being whirled out to sea.
THE RED CROSS GIRLRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
The undertow of power is something unstated to which all his facts and laws refer.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOL. 13, NO. 76, FEBRUARY, 1864VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNDERTOW

  • eddy
  • stir
  • swirl
  • undercurrent
  • undertow
  • vortex
  • whirl
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