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Definition of surface verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surface
    he / she / it surfaces
    past simple surfaced
    -ing form surfacing
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  1. 1[intransitive] to come up to the surface of water synonym emerge The ducks dived and surfaced again several yards away.
  2. 2[intransitive] to suddenly appear or become obvious after having been hidden for a while synonym emerge Doubts began to surface. She surfaced again years later in Los Angeles. No further information has surfaced yet.
  3. 3[intransitive] (informal) to wake up or get up after being asleep He finally surfaced around noon.
  4. 4[transitive] surface something to put a surface on a road, path, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: surface