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English noun: surf

1. surf (event) waves breaking on the shore


Synonymsbreaker, breakers


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave


English verb: surf

1. surf (motion) ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard


SamplesCalifornians love to surf.


Synonymssurfboard


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)glide


Narrower (hyponym)windsurf


Domain categoryathletics, sport

2. surf (contact) look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular


SamplesBrowse a computer directory.
Surf the internet or the world wide web.


Synonymsbrowse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek


Verb groupbrowse, shop

3. surf (change) switch channels, on television


Synonymschannel-surf


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change, shift, switch









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