\ˈfrij \
variants: or less commonly frig

Definition of fridge 

Examples of fridge in a Sentence

Please put the milk in the fridge.

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The key is to chill the melon well and only remove it from the fridge a moment or two before serving. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "The 5-Minute Dessert of the Summer," 12 July 2018 Fearing for the baby, the family microwaved some milk from the fridge, put it in a water bottle and attempted to feed the fragile elk. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Born of tragedy, newborn elk triumphs thanks to kindness of strangers," 12 July 2018 Based on an audio recording taken from inside the business, authorities believed the man snatched a nonworking phone, a television remote, and a can of beer from the fridge, and wandered into the creepy unlit room. Deanna Paul, Washington Post, "A man who broke into an ‘escape room’ repeatedly called 911 when he couldn’t escape, police say," 12 July 2018 Remove steaks from the fridge 20 to 30 minutes prior to grilling. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 meats to master on the grill: We went back to school to learn the best techniques," 29 May 2018 Andrew’s middle child, 20-year-old Greg, clumped down the stairs, muttered good morning, and grabbed a bagel from the fridge. Dr. Daniela Lamas, miamiherald, "Critical-care doctor writes of families’ health choices and realities | Miami Herald," 2 Apr. 2018 Today, the fish usually is deboned, chopped and/or ground and mixed with matzo meal, onion, eggs and seasonings, then shaped into oval balls that are poached in fish stock before being eaten at room temperature or cold from the fridge. Kimberly Winston And Yonat Shimron, Houston Chronicle, "Why do Jews eat gefilte fish at the Passover Seder?," 1 Apr. 2018 Once chocolate is ready, remove cake balls from fridge. Molly Kimball,, "5 sweet (some spicy) healthy Valentine's Day treats for your sweetie," 6 Feb. 2018 Flames from the fridge had engulfed the kitchen and were quickly licking out of Kebede’s open window, setting fire to the insulation in the cavity beween the building and its new cladding. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Andrew O’Hagan on The Grenfell Tower Fire, One Year Later," 17 June 2017

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First Known Use of fridge

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fridge

by shortening & alteration

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