channel-surf

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chan·nel-surf

(chăn′əl-sûrf′)
intr.v. chan·nel-surfed, chan·nel-surf·ing, chan·nel-surfs
To watch a number of different television stations in rapid succession by using a remote control.

channel surfer n.

channel-surf

vb (intr)
the US equivalent of channel-hop

chan′nel-surf`


v.i.
to change from one channel on a television set to another with great or unusual frequency, esp. by using a remote control.
[1985–90, Amer.]
chan′nel surf′er, n.

channel-surf


Past participle: channel-surfed
Gerund: channel-surfing

Imperative
channel-surf
channel-surf
Present
I channel-surf
you channel-surf
he/she/it channel-surfs
we channel-surf
you channel-surf
they channel-surf
Preterite
I channel-surfed
you channel-surfed
he/she/it channel-surfed
we channel-surfed
you channel-surfed
they channel-surfed
Present Continuous
I am channel-surfing
you are channel-surfing
he/she/it is channel-surfing
we are channel-surfing
you are channel-surfing
they are channel-surfing
Present Perfect
I have channel-surfed
you have channel-surfed
he/she/it has channel-surfed
we have channel-surfed
you have channel-surfed
they have channel-surfed
Past Continuous
I was channel-surfing
you were channel-surfing
he/she/it was channel-surfing
we were channel-surfing
you were channel-surfing
they were channel-surfing
Past Perfect
I had channel-surfed
you had channel-surfed
he/she/it had channel-surfed
we had channel-surfed
you had channel-surfed
they had channel-surfed
Future
I will channel-surf
you will channel-surf
he/she/it will channel-surf
we will channel-surf
you will channel-surf
they will channel-surf
Future Perfect
I will have channel-surfed
you will have channel-surfed
he/she/it will have channel-surfed
we will have channel-surfed
you will have channel-surfed
they will have channel-surfed
Future Continuous
I will be channel-surfing
you will be channel-surfing
he/she/it will be channel-surfing
we will be channel-surfing
you will be channel-surfing
they will be channel-surfing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been channel-surfing
you have been channel-surfing
he/she/it has been channel-surfing
we have been channel-surfing
you have been channel-surfing
they have been channel-surfing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been channel-surfing
you will have been channel-surfing
he/she/it will have been channel-surfing
we will have been channel-surfing
you will have been channel-surfing
they will have been channel-surfing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been channel-surfing
you had been channel-surfing
he/she/it had been channel-surfing
we had been channel-surfing
you had been channel-surfing
they had been channel-surfing
Conditional
I would channel-surf
you would channel-surf
he/she/it would channel-surf
we would channel-surf
you would channel-surf
they would channel-surf
Past Conditional
I would have channel-surfed
you would have channel-surfed
he/she/it would have channel-surfed
we would have channel-surfed
you would have channel-surfed
they would have channel-surfed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.channel-surf - switch channels, on television
switch, change, shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
Translations

channel-surf

[ˈtʃænəlsɜːf] vi (mainly US) (= channel-hop) → zapperchannel-surfing [ˈtʃænəlsɜːfɪŋ] n (mainly US) (= channel-hopping) → zapping mChannel Tunnel n
the Channel Tunnel → le tunnel sous la Manche
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