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surf

the swell of the sea breaking on shore or reefs; the foam produced by this; to ride the surf as with a surfboard; to search through a computer network for information: surf the Web
Not to be confused with:
serf – a person in a condition of servitude; vassal, peasant
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

surf

 (sûrf)
n.
The waves of the sea as they break upon a shore or reef.
v. surfed, surf·ing, surfs
v.intr.
1. To engage in surfing.
2. Informal To look at a variety of things casually, especially while browsing the internet or television channels.
v.tr.
1.
a. To ride on or along (a wave) on a surfboard.
b. To engage in surfing at: had never surfed Malibu Beach.
2. Informal To browse (the internet or television channels, for example).

[Origin unknown.]

surf′er n.
surf′y adj.
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surf

(sɜːf)
n
1. (Physical Geography) waves breaking on the shore or on a reef
2. (Physical Geography) foam caused by the breaking of waves
vb
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (intr) to take part in surfing
4. (Computer Science) computing (on the internet) to move freely from website to website (esp in the phrase surf the net)
5. to move freely between (TV channels or radio stations)
6.
a. informal to be carried on top of something: that guy's surfing the audience.
b. (in combination): trainsurfing.
[C17: probably variant of sough1]
ˈsurfable adj
ˈsurfˌlike adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

surf

(sɜrf)

n.
1. the swell of the sea that breaks upon a shore or upon shoals.
2. the mass or line of foamy water caused by the breaking of the sea upon a shore, esp. a shallow or sloping shore.
v.i.
3. to ride a surfboard.
4. to float on the crest of a wave toward shore.
5. to swim, play, or bathe in the surf.
6. to search haphazardly, as for information on a computer network or an interesting program on television.
v.t.
7. to ride a surfboard on.
8. to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information or entertainment.
[1675–85; earlier suff; of uncertain orig.]
surf′a•ble, adj.
surf′er, n.
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surf


Past participle: surfed
Gerund: surfing

Imperative
surf
surf
Present
I surf
you surf
he/she/it surfs
we surf
you surf
they surf
Preterite
I surfed
you surfed
he/she/it surfed
we surfed
you surfed
they surfed
Present Continuous
I am surfing
you are surfing
he/she/it is surfing
we are surfing
you are surfing
they are surfing
Present Perfect
I have surfed
you have surfed
he/she/it has surfed
we have surfed
you have surfed
they have surfed
Past Continuous
I was surfing
you were surfing
he/she/it was surfing
we were surfing
you were surfing
they were surfing
Past Perfect
I had surfed
you had surfed
he/she/it had surfed
we had surfed
you had surfed
they had surfed
Future
I will surf
you will surf
he/she/it will surf
we will surf
you will surf
they will surf
Future Perfect
I will have surfed
you will have surfed
he/she/it will have surfed
we will have surfed
you will have surfed
they will have surfed
Future Continuous
I will be surfing
you will be surfing
he/she/it will be surfing
we will be surfing
you will be surfing
they will be surfing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been surfing
you have been surfing
he/she/it has been surfing
we have been surfing
you have been surfing
they have been surfing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been surfing
you will have been surfing
he/she/it will have been surfing
we will have been surfing
you will have been surfing
they will have been surfing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been surfing
you had been surfing
he/she/it had been surfing
we had been surfing
you had been surfing
they had been surfing
Conditional
I would surf
you would surf
he/she/it would surf
we would surf
you would surf
they would surf
Past Conditional
I would have surfed
you would have surfed
he/she/it would have surfed
we would have surfed
you would have surfed
they would have surfed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surf - waves breaking on the shoresurf - waves breaking on the shore    
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Verb1.surf - ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard; "Californians love to surf"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly
windsurf - ride standing on a surfboard with an attached sail, on water; "You cannot windsurf when the air is completely still"
2.surf - look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular; "browse a computer directory"; "surf the internet or the world wide web"
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
browse, shop - shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm just browsing"
3.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"
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Translations
زَبَد الأمواجزَبَدُ الأَمْوَاجيَتَجَوَّل في الإنترنِتيَتَزَلَّج على المَوجيَرْكَبُ الأَمْوَاج
surfovatpěnapěnící příboj
surfebrændingskum
surffatatyrsky
surfanjesurfati
szörföziktajtékzó parti hullám
brim
サーフィンをする打ち寄せる波
밀려오는 파도파도타기를 하다
banglenčių sportasbanglentėbanglentininkasbangų mūšanaršymas po internetą
banganodarboties ar serfinguserfotserfot pa Internetuviļņu putas
surfovať na Internete
deskatimorska pena
bränningarsurfa
เล่นกระดานโต้คลื่นคลื่นที่ซัดฝั่ง
sörf yapmakdalga köpüğügezinmekköpüksörf
bọt sónglướt sóng

surf

[sɜːf]
A. N (= waves) → olas fpl, rompientes mpl; (= foam) → espuma f; (= swell) → oleaje m; (= current) → resaca f
B. VIhacer surf
C. VT
1. (lit) → hacer surf en
2. (Internet) to surf the Netnavegar por Internet
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

surf

[ˈsɜːrf]
n [sea] → vagues fpl
vi
(SPORT)surfer
to go surfing → faire du surf
vt
(SPORT) [+ waves] → surfer
to surf the Net → surfer sur le Net
to surf the Internet → surfer sur Internet
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

surf

nBrandung f
visurfen
vt to surf the wavessurfen, wellenreiten; to surf the Net (inf)im Netz or (Inter)net surfen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

surf

[sɜːf] n (waves) → cavalloni mpl; (foam) → spuma
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

surf

(səːf) noun
the foam made as waves break on rocks or on the shore. The children were playing in the white surf.
verb
1. to ride on a surfboard as a sport.
2. to look for interesting sites on the Internet.
surfer noun
ˈsurfing noun
(also ˈsurf-riding).
1. the sport of riding on a surfboard.
2. looking for interesting sites on the Internet.
ˈsurfboard noun
a board on which a bather rides towards shore on the surf.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

surf

زَبَدُ الأَمْوَاج, يَرْكَبُ الأَمْوَاج pěna, surfovat brænding, surfe Brandung, surfen αφρός κύματος, σερφάρω hacer surf, oleaje surffata, tyrsky ressac, surfer surfanje, surfati praticare il surf, spuma delle onde サーフィンをする, 打ち寄せる波 밀려오는 파도, 파도타기를 하다 branding, surfen brenning, surfe fale przyboju, uprawiać surfing arrebentação, rebentação, surfar заниматься серфингом, пена прибоя bränningar, surfa เล่นกระดานโต้คลื่น, คลื่นที่ซัดฝั่ง köpük, sörf yapmak bọt sóng, lướt sóng 冲浪, 海浪
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References in periodicals archive ?
The 52 1/2 foot wide Citywave[C] can produce waves as high as 6 feet and can be surfed with standard ocean boards and fins.
Jake McFadyen, 28, who has surfed for 17 years, currently works at Surfyy Beach as an events coordinator and English language surf instructor.
how often surfers surfed, and found that in California in 2001, 1.1
He's surfed really big waves all over the world and has held his own well.
They surfed when no-one else did, they experimented with ways of staying warm in cold winters before the invention of 7mm wetsuits.
Jo is a three-times Welsh Champion and former British Champion, and has twice surfed as part of the British team at the ISA World Surng Games.