fried

adjective
\ ˈfrīd How to pronounce fried (audio) \

Definition of fried

1 : cooked in hot oil or butter : cooked by frying fried eggs fried chicken fried dough
2 : damaged or destroyed by an electrical surge or malfunction The man behind the counter hooked up my computer to another machine and then gave me the bad news. "I'm afraid your hard drive is fried," the technician said.— Tom McNichol
3 US, informal
a : intoxicated, high … too fried on crystal meth to be gambling on a game of pool, but doing it nonetheless.— Joseph Wambaugh …what about that time you got fried at the frat house after the big game against State and the judge fined you $50 and costs for dropping quarts of beer in paper bags out the second-floor window?— Russell Baker
b : mentally exhausted At dinner after the book signing, he's fried, barely able to converse.— Rick Martin After spending about 14 hours on ESPN Radio, SportsCenter and espn.com, Gammons was completely fried.— Rich Eisen

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Examples of fried in a Sentence

Sorry, I'm just fried today. grew up in a family in which Dad got fried on every weekend and holiday
Recent Examples on the Web Focaccia pizza extends Jardín’s skill with bread, a tall square with firm structure punctuated by air pockets to absorb the lush ricotta, pecorino and fried-egg payload of the White Truffle Milanese. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Chef Jason Dady's Jardín brings Mediterranean style with small plates, good cocktails and familiar dishes to San Antonio Botanical Garden," 22 Apr. 2021 Downtown Thai-food outpost Holy Basil sells a funky, herbaceous, wildly hot condiment for dipping meats and vegetables, marinating proteins or dousing something as simple as a fried egg. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, "Put five more hot sauces on your radar," 21 Apr. 2021 Oatmeal is a saving grace, and an occasional fried egg or chunk of pineapple. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Beloved high school track coach given weeks to live: 'I'm not sitting around stewing about it'," 25 Mar. 2021 Another perennial favorite is the Mike’s special deluxe, topped with bacon, a fried egg, Tillamook cheddar cheese and Thousand Island dressing. oregonlive, "Mike’s Drive-In turns 50, and business is booming," 10 Mar. 2021 Loco moco is another favorite, with variations based on white rice topped with a hamburger, fried egg, and gravy. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "Oahu Travel Guide," 1 Mar. 2021 Additionally, their Miami Smash Burger is my favorite kind of cheeseburger: gooey with Swiss and a runny fried egg, bonus for caramelized onions and potato sticks for crunch. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Best Food Truck: 2021 Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards," 26 Feb. 2021 The menu also offers a Loco Moco dish, with a fried egg stacked on a hamburger covered in brown gravy and sitting on a bed of rice. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Say ‘aloha’ to Kekoa’s Kitchen, soon bringing Hawaiian plate lunches to Allen," 25 Feb. 2021 Just like a fried egg atop just about anything transforms it into a craveable meal (the trend has a popular Instagram hashtag to prove it), a heap of salad piled onto just about anything refreshes it instantly with a modern, healthful sensibility. Washington Post, "Crown a bowl of beans with jewel-toned salad for a fresh, flavorful meal," 25 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of fried

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fried was in the 14th century

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“Fried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fried. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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fried

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fried

: cooked in hot oil
US, informal : not able to think clearly because you are very tired

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