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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.


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

Verb groupbrowse, shop

3. surf (change) switch channels, on television


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change, shift, switch

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