channel surf
intransitive verb see channel surfing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • channel-surf — [chan′əl sʉrf΄] vi. Informal to switch TV channels repeatedly using a remote control device, usually so as to sample brief segments of programs channel surfing n …   English World dictionary

  • channel-surf — verb switch channels, on television • Syn: ↑surf • Hypernyms: ↑switch, ↑shift, ↑change • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * ˈchannel hop 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • channel-surf — channel surfer. /chan l serrf /, v.i. to change from one channel on a television set to another with great or unusual frequency, esp. by using a remote control. [1985 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • channel-surf — chan′nel surf v. i. cvb rtv to change from one channel on a television set to another with great or unusual frequency, esp. by using a remote control • Etymology: 1985–90, amer. chan′nel surf′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • channel-surf — /ˈtʃænəl sɜf/ (say chanuhl serf) verb (i) Colloquial to switch rapidly from one television channel to another, usually with the aid of a remote control, in order to assess the range of programs. –channel surfing, noun –channel surfer, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • channel surf — verb To quickly scan the channels on a television using a remote control. I channel surfed for half an hour before deciding nothing worth watching was on television …   Wiktionary

  • channel surf — v. (Slang) channel hop, change television channels quickly and repeatedly using a remote control looking for something interesting to watch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • channel-surf — verb informal, chiefly N. Amer. another term for channel hop (in sense 1) …   English new terms dictionary

  • channel-surf — See: channel surfing …   English dictionary

  • channel surf — noun see channel surfing …   Useful english dictionary

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