channel surfing

channel surfing
noun Date: 1988 the action or practice of surfing through television programs usually by use of a remote controlchannel surf intransitive verbchannel surfer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • channel surfing — channel ,surfing or channel ,hopping noun uncount a way of watching television in which you keep changing quickly from one channel to another using a REMOTE CONTROL ╾ channel ,surf verb intransitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • channel surfing — channel .surfing channel .hopping n [U] when you change from one television channel to another, only watching a few minutes of any programme …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Channel surfing — Not to be confused with channel hopping. Channel surfing (also known as channel hopping or zapping) is the practice of quickly scanning through different television channels or radio frequencies in order to find something interesting to watch or… …   Wikipedia

  • channel surfing — UK / US noun [uncountable] channel hopping Derived word: channel surf UK / US verb intransitive Word forms channel surf : present tense I/you/we/they channel surf he/she/it channel surfs present participle channel surfing past tense channel… …   English dictionary

  • channel-surfing — N UNCOUNT Channel surfing is the same as channel hopping. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • channel surfing — noun : the activity or practice of surfing through television programs usually by use of a remote control to find something of interest • channel surf intransitive verb • channel surf noun • channel surfer noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • channel-surfing — channˈel surfing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑channel …   Useful english dictionary

  • channel surfing — n. (Slang) channel hopping, act of changing television channels quickly and repeatedly using a remote control looking for something interesting to watch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • channel surfing — Noun. Switching from one television channel to another in search of an interesting programme. Orig. U.S …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • channel surfing — Go to channel hopping …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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