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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The waves of the sea as they break upon a shore or reef.
  • intransitive v. To engage in surfing.
  • intransitive v. Informal To look at a variety of things casually, especially while browsing the Internet or television channels.
  • transitive v. To ride on or along (a wave) on a surfboard.
  • transitive v. To engage in surfing at: had never surfed Malibu Beach.
  • transitive v. Informal To browse (the Internet or television channels, for example).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Waves that break on an ocean shoreline.
  • n. The bottom of a drain.
  • v. To ride a wave, usually on a surfboard.
  • v. To browse the Internet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach.
  • n. The bottom of a drain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, or upon banks or rocks.
  • n. Synonyms See wave.
  • n. The bottom or conduit of a drain.

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

  • v. ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
  • v. look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
  • n. waves breaking on the shore
  • v. switch channels, on television

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Maybe suffe, of uncertain origin. (Wiktionary)

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