[uhn-der-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-] /ˈʌn dərˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr-/
a tendency underlying or at variance with the obvious or superficial significance of words, actions, etc.:
Even in his friendliest remarks, one could sense an undercurrent of hostility.
a current, as of air or water, that flows below the upper currents or surface.
a current that is not apparent at the surface or lies beneath another current
an opinion, emotion, etc, lying beneath apparent feeling or meaning
verb (used with object), undercut, undercutting. 1. to cut under or beneath. 2. to cut away material from so as to leave a portion overhanging, as in carving or sculpture. 3. to offer goods or services at a lower price or rate than (a competing price or rate) or than that of (a competitor). 4. […]
verb (used with object), consumed, consuming. 1. to destroy or expend by use; use up. 2. to eat or drink up; devour. 3. to destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed the forest. 4. to spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully. 5. to absorb; engross: consumed with curiosity. verb (used without object), consumed, consuming. 6. […]
noun, Railroads. 1. a track-maintenance machine that cleans the ballast section to any predetermined depth.
noun 1. (in hierarchical churches) a member of the clerical order next below that of a priest. 2. (in other churches) an appointed or elected officer having variously defined duties. 3. (in Freemasonry) either of two officers in a masonic lodge. verb (used with object) 4. to pack (vegetables or fruit) with only the finest […]