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Related to channel-hopping: time hopping
Quickly switching between channels on a TV, as while looking for a program to watch. I'm channel-hopping, but it doesn't look like anything good is on.
channel hoppingand channel surfing and channel zapping
n. using a remote control to move quickly from one television channel to another, pausing only a short time on each channel. I wish you would stop channel hopping! He spends more time channel zapping than actually watching.