fried

adjective
\ˈfrīd \

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for fried

Synonyms

besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunk, drunken, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]

Antonyms

sober, straight

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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

The menu extends to include salads, sashimi, fried chicken and udon noodles. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Stir, in Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prepares for October Opening," 10 July 2018 Hoosiers love fried chicken, so more restaurants specializing in it keep opening. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here are all the new fried chicken restaurants in Indianapolis," 6 July 2018 Other menu items include fried chicken and pickled cucumber salad, plus daily specials such as gyoza or short-rib tacos as well as beer, wine and sake. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "'Chipotle of Asian cuisine' opening soon in East Sac by former Paragary's chefs," 6 July 2018 Google also provided dishes for U.S. territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, featuring tembleque and fried chicken, respectively. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "The Fourth of July Google Doodle Celebrates Each State's Most Popular Holiday Recipes," 3 July 2018 Furman makes the gravy, and Council uses B’s lard to craft her famous buttermilk biscuits, sometimes stuffed with sticky cinnamon sugar and draped with icing, sometimes snuggled up against fried chicken or topped with homemade apple butter. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appetit, "The Unmistakable Bryan Furman, Georgia’s New King of Barbecue," 25 June 2018 So no, fried chicken and waffles isn't exactly a Southern dish with a long history. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Does the fast-food world need chicken and waffles? We tried KFC's new version for you," 17 June 2018 Trusty standbys include anything with blue crab and the fried chicken and waffles with caramelized onions. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Five places for the best brunches in Wisconsin," 10 June 2018 Harland Sanders' fried chicken, the company told the British tabloid. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "KFC creating vegetarian version of its fried chicken in U.K.," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of fried

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fried

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fried

: cooked in hot oil

: not able to think clearly because you are very tired

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