undertow

US [ˈʌndərˌtoʊ]
UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌtəʊ]
  • n.潜流;潜在的倾向(或特质);感染力
  • Web暗潮;心底的逆流;回头浪
Plural Form:undertows  
Undertow
n.
1.
潜流a current in the sea or ocean that moves in the opposite direction to the water near the surface
The children were carried out to sea by the strong undertow.
强大的潜流把孩子们卷到海里去了。
2.
~ (of sth)
潜在的倾向(或特质);感染力a feeling or quality that influences people in a particular situation even though they may not really be aware of it

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