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Definition 1: waves breaking on the shore - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for surf in the sense of this definition

(surf is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 2: switch channels, on television - [verb of change]

Synonyms for surf in the sense of this definition

(surf is a kind of ...) lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

"switch to a different brand of beer" "She switched psychiatrists" "The car changed lanes"

Definition 3: look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular - [verb of contact]

Samples where surf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • browse a computer directory
  • surf the internet or the world wide web

Synonyms for surf in the sense of this definition

(surf is a kind of ...) 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"

(surf has a similar meaning as ...) shop around; not necessarily buying

"I don't need help, I'm just browsing"

Definition 4: ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard - [verb of motion]

Samples where surf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Californians love to surf

Synonyms for surf in the sense of this definition

(surf is a kind of ...) move smoothly and effortlessly

(... is a kind of surf ) ride standing on a surfboard with an attached sail, on water

"You cannot windsurf when the air is completely still"

(surf belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

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