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channel-surf

[ chan-l-surf ]
/ ˈtʃæn lˌsɜrf /
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verb (used without object)
to change from one channel on a television set to another with great or unusual frequency, especially by using a remote control.
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Origin of channel-surf

An Americanism dating back to 1985–90

OTHER WORDS FROM channel-surf

channel surfer, noun
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