To dream of being caught in an undertow represents feeling of being drawn into other people’s problems or pulled down with someone else’s failure. Feeling overwhelmed by negativity or uncertainty that is beyond your ability to control.
Dreaming of an undertow may be a sign that you feel helpless to do anything about a mistake. You may also feel that you’ve given someone too much trust. Your good nature is working against you. It may be time to cut ties to someone you feel is irresponsible