surf the net

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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.
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surf the Net

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

tv. to browse through the offerings of the internet. He surfs the net for three hours each evening.
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APPLE yesterday unveiled an iPod that surfs the net. The iPod touch has dropped the wheel and instead uses a touch screen, similar to the iPhone.
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Julia - who received pounds 12million for her last movie, Ocean's Eleven - soon finds herself in a deadly game with her pal's killer as he surfs the net for victims.