surf

[sษœหrf]

surf Definition

  • 1the sport of riding on waves while standing on a special board
  • 2the mass or line of foam formed by waves breaking on a seashore or reef
  • 3to browse the internet casually or randomly

Using surf: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "surf" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He loves to surf in Hawaii during winter.

  • Example

    The surf was too rough for swimming.

  • Example

    I was surfing the web when I found this article.

  • Example

    She spent hours surfing the internet for the best deals.

surf Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for surf

  • wave-riding
  • internet browsing
  • coastal waters

Antonyms for surf

Phrases with surf

  • surf and turf

    a meal that includes both seafood and meat, typically steak and lobster

    Example

    We ordered surf and turf for our anniversary dinner.

  • surf's up

    an expression used to indicate that the waves are good for surfing

    Example

    Surf's up, let's hit the beach!

  • to browse the internet

    Example

    I spent the afternoon surfing the net for information about my favorite band.

Origins of surf

from Old English 'syrfan', meaning 'to swim'

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Summary: surf in Brief

The term 'surf' [sษœหrf] refers to the sport of riding waves on a board, the line of foam created by waves breaking on a shore or reef, and casually browsing the internet. Examples include 'He loves to surf in Hawaii during winter,' and 'She spent hours surfing the internet for the best deals.' Phrases like 'surf and turf' denote a meal with both seafood and meat, while 'surf's up' indicates good waves for surfing.

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