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surf

noun [U]  us   /sɜrf/

surf noun [U] (WAVES)

the waves on the sea when they approach the coast or hit against rocks

surf

verb  us   /sɜrf/

surf verb (MOVE QUICKLY)

[T] to move quickly from one place to another within a system to learn what each place is offering: You can turn on your computer now and go surfing on the Web. He spends a lot of time surfing TV channels.

surf verb (RIDE WAVES)

[I] to use a surfboard (= long, narrow board) to ride waves toward a beach: They go surfing every weekend.
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