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the swell of the sea that breaks upon a shore or upon shoals.
the mass or line of foamy water caused by the breaking of the sea upon a shore, especially a shallow or sloping shore.
verb (used without object)
to ride a surfboard.
to float on the crest of a wave toward shore.
to swim, play, or bathe in the surf.
to search haphazardly, as for information on a computer network or an interesting program on television.
verb (used with object)
to ride a surfboard on:
We surfed every big wave in sight.
to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information or entertainment.
waves breaking on the shore or on a reef
foam caused by the breaking of waves
(intransitive) to take part in surfing

(computing) (on the internet) to move freely from website to website (esp in the phrase surf the net)
to move freely between (TV channels or radio stations)


(informal) to be carried on top of something: that guy’s surfing the audience
(in combination): trainsurfing

The waves of the sea as they break upon a shore or a reef.
sure thing


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