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"surf" in British English

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surfverb [I or T]

uk   /sɜːf/  us   /sɝːf/

surfnoun [U]

uk   /sɜːf/  us   /sɝːf/
(Definition of surf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surf" in American English

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surfnoun [U]

 us   /sɜrf/
  • surf noun [U] (WAVES)

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

surfverb

 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.
(Definition of surf from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"surf" in Business English

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surfverb [I or T]

uk   us   /sɜːf/ INTERNET
to spend time looking at websites: Persuading more subscribers to surf the internet is at the heart of a strategy intended to boost sales.
surfing
noun [U]
Here are ten safe surfing tips for teens.
(Definition of surf from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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