channel-surf channel-surf


  • (v) switch channels, on television


  1. Surf the Web using the wireless keyboard, or switch to TV mode and channel-surf with the remote.
  2. One needs only to channel-surf the television any night of the week to see show after show dealing with rape, stalkers, gangs, war and domestic violence.
  3. The extra commercials that networks air to offset their higher costs have only prompted viewers to channel-surf more frequently away from the major sports.



    The other day I was channel-surfing between the eleventy million basketball games that have been on TV leading up to the NCAA Tournament. Seems ALL of them are crucial “must-win” games for somebody. And I don’t know about you, but when I channel surf, I occasionally come across things I don’t understand. Like, for example, televised poker. read more
    on March 10, 2014     Source: Gaffney Ledger


  • "I've heard one argument that says that the competition between Senator Clinton and Senator Obama allows me a chance to establish roots, unite the party, et cetera," McCain said. "Then I hear - I channel-surf like everybody else - this is a...
    on May 5, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

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