[ kouch-surf ]
/ ˈkaʊtʃˌsɜrf /
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verb (used without object)
to stay overnight in someone’s else’s home while traveling: He couch-surfed at the houses of strangers and friends.
verb (used with object)
travel through (a place) or make (one’s way) by staying overnight in other people’s homes: She spent a year couch-surfing the country.
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Also couch-hop [kouch-hop] /ˈkaʊtʃˌhɒp/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM couch-surfcouch surfer, noun
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How to use couch-surf in a sentence
He eventually found a string of restaurant jobs, and began couch surfing with friends he made at them.From Homeless to HBO, ‘The Leftovers’ Star Chris Zylka’s Crazy Hollywood Story|Kevin Fallon|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stay: Set up base in Helsinki, but spend the weekend couch surfing with locals in Lahti.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World|Erin Cunningham|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I was travelling through Italy and liked the look of the pictures they had posted on a couch-surfing website.Generation Naive: Why Young People Can’t Help Falling for Strangers Online|Caitlin Dickson|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The theater job proves temporary, and after weeks of couch surfing McClear finds a bed at a flophouse called the Malibu Hotel.'The Last of the Live Nude Girls': Sheila McClear’s Memoir|David Goodwillie|December 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It's kinda tough dragging one's belongings around when couch-surfing!The Sleaziest Reality Show Yet?|Christopher Dickey|December 2, 2010|DAILY BEAST