Translation of undertow in Spanish:

undertow

resaca, n.

Pronunciation /ˈʌndətəʊ//ˈəndərˌtoʊ/

noun

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    resaca feminine
    • The undertow here's strong, and it'll sweep you out to sea before you know it.
    • Sometimes he tells himself he's not going to follow them, but the current is too strong, the undertow too fierce.
    • Some people mistakenly call this an undertow, but there's no undercurrent, just an offshore current.
    • There are some rapids downstream, and one of the kayakers seems to get caught in the undertow for a few minutes.
    • It was like a flood, like being trapped in the undertow of a tsunami.
    • The water then withdraws (the backwash) either as undertow (sheetflow near the sea bed) or in localized currents known as rip currents.
    • But like the undertow of a giant tidal wave, the massive media exposure couldn't exist without a backlash.
    • It was far away, almost out of sight, and the undertow threatened to pull her down at any moment.
    • Struggling against the current, he was overcome by the undertow several times before he managed to swim with the child to where the boys waited.
    • And, as each wave retreats, there is a vicious undertow.
    • Raise your arm for help, and float with the current or the undertow.
    • It would be quite possible for the shallow boat, affected only by the top current, to be swept away by a ‘huge mass’ being dragged along by the undertow.
    • Like undertow at a beach, you find yourself being drawn out to places you don't want to be without realizing it.
    • There's been a high undertow and rip currents there.
    • As a wave lifts him he grips onto a rocky ledge and is pulled back by the undertow.
    • Yet they delighted in the constant movement of the ocean, fascinated by the pounding waves and pulling undertows.
    • Jenny screamed, being dragged under by the massive undertow.
    • Before they know it, they're caught in the undertow.
    • He swam across the river easily, even though the undertow beneath could be fatal to someone who was not a strong swimmer.
    • She hit the sandy ground, and got pulled out with the undertow.