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English definition of “surf”

surf

verb
 
 
/sɜːf/
B1 [I] to ride on a wave in the sea using a special boardWater sportsSwimmingSailing and boating
surf the Internet/Net/Web A2 to look at information on the Internet by moving from one page to another using electronic links (= connections) Internet terminology and abbreviations
surfer noun [C] someone who surfsWater sportsSwimmingSailing and boating surfing noun [U]
(Definition of surf verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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