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channel surfing

The frequent changing of channels when watching television, especially for an extended period of time. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I hate channel surfing. I can't understand why people don't just pick a program and watch it!
See also: channel, surfing

surf the net

To browse the various content of the Internet. With the ubiquity of affordable smartphones and computers, everyone from seniors to preschoolers is able to surf the net these days. I just worry that he spends too much time surfing the net alone instead of hanging out with other kids his age.
See also: net, surf

channel-surfing

Quickly switching between channels on a TV, as while looking for a program to watch. I'm channel-surfing, but it doesn't look like anything good is on.

sidewalk surfing

The act of skateboarding, or an instance of such, especially when used as transportation rather than for doing tricks. The older people in my neighborhood give me funny looks whenever they see me out sidewalk surfing. This town is known for its sidewalk surfing. In fact, you tend to see more people going to work on skateboards than on bicycles.
See also: sidewalk, surfing

wakesurf

To ride on a short surfboard atop the wake created by a motorboat. The sport differs from wakeboarding in that the rider's feet are not strapped to the board, which is longer and narrower, and they typically ride without being towed by the boat once they are able remain upright. My cousin taught me how to wakesurf when we were out at the lake house last summer. It felt weird not having my feet strapped into to anything at first, but it was a lot more thrilling when I got the hang of it!

surf the Net

to browse around in the contents of the Internet. I spend an hour a day or more surfing the Net.
See also: net, surf

channel surfing

Switching from one television station (channel) to another frequently, either to search for an interesting program or to keep track of several programs at once. For example, What did you see on TV last night?-Nothing much; I was just channel surfing. The term transfers the surfer's search for good waves to the viewer's search for programs. This practice became widespread with the use of remote-control devices for changing channels while remaining seated some distance from the television set. [1980s] A 1990s version is Internet surfing, a similar process for searching cyberspace.
See also: channel, surfing

surf the net

move from site to site on the Internet.
Surf here comes from channel-surfing , the practice of switching frequently between channels on a television set in an attempt to find an interesting programme.
See also: net, surf

channel hopping

and 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.
See also: channel, hop

channel surfing

verb
See also: channel, surfing

sidewalk surfing

n. skateboarding. Bill spent a lot of time sidewalk surfing until the town passed an ordinance against it.
See also: sidewalk, surfing

surf the net

tv. to browse through the offerings of the internet. He surfs the net for three hours each evening.
See also: net, surf
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