Definition of surfing in English:


Line breaks: surf|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːfɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1The sport or pastime of riding a wave towards the shore while standing or lying on a surfboard.
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    • His perception of surfing is as the sport and lifestyle should be, positively happy.
    • Her parents moved over to the islands in the late sixties and fell in love with the sport of surfing.
    • Madeira has a host of water sports options including surfing and water skiing.
  • 2The activity of moving from site to site on the Internet: why share your internet connection with people surfing and chatting?
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    • They were talking about internet and surfing and websites and email.
    • The group plans to launch an education campaign to dispel the notion that Internet surfing is anonymous by default.
    • The PC was fast, programs loaded in the blink of an eye, and Internet surfing was a breeze.

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