verb[no object] • informal
- 1Stay temporarily in a series of other people’s homes, typically making use of improvised sleeping arrangements: many people were left homeless last year and have been couch surfing ever since with parents or friendsMore example sentences
- Many homeless couch-surf, living with friends and relatives, but not staying long in any home.
- Teenage refugees released into the community could spend this Christmas either homeless or "couch-surfing" because of serious gaps in arrangements for their care.
- He would have had no place to bring Kate, since he was frequently unemployed and couch-surfing with friends and relatives.
- 2Engage in sedentary activities such as watching television or browsing the Internet: the bottom of this laptop does not get hot at all so you can put it in your lap and couch surf easilyMore example sentences
- Van Pelt enjoyed the first month away from golf. He didn't do much more than 'couch-surf'.
- We seem to be deluded that we're farmhands who needed to fuel up to bring in the harvest by hand, but instead we go home and couch-surf in front of the idiot box!
- For the fourth year in a row, El Pasoans ate and couch-surfed their way on to the Men's Fitness list of the country's 25 fattest cities.
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- Twitter has also proved useful for couch-surfers, who have come to know interesting and accommodating people in different fields of expertise
- On average, 172 people stay in emergency shelters on any given night in the region. Others—the couch-surfers—crash with friends or relatives.
- Eight roommates and assorted couch-surfers often tipped the sleepover population well into double digits.
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