from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To watch a number of different television stations in rapid succession by using a remote control.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To watch a series of television stations for a short time each, by repeated use of a remote control

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb switch channels, on television


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