- 1(also go surfing) [intransitive, transitive] surf (something) to take part in the sport of riding on waves on a surfboard See related entries: Hobbies, Water sports
- 2[transitive] surf the Net/Internet to use the Internet I was surfing the Net looking for information on Indian music. See related entries: Water sports, Using the Internet Word Origin late 17th cent.: apparently from obsolete suff, of unknown origin, perhaps influenced by the spelling of surge.
BrE BrE//sɜːf//; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrf//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surf
BrE BrE//sɜːf//; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrf//he / she / it surfs
BrE BrE//sɜːfs//; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrfs//past simple surfed
BrE BrE//sɜːft//; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrft//past participle surfed
BrE BrE//sɜːft//; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrft//-ing form surfing
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːfɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrfɪŋ//Hobbies, Water sports, Using the Internet