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fry

verb \ ˈfrī \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of fry

fried; frying
transitive verb
1 :to cook in a pan or on a griddle over heat especially with the use of fat
2 slang :electrocute 2
3 :to damage or destroy (an electrical device or its circuitry) by overheating especially as a result of unusually high voltage
intransitive verb
1 :to undergo frying
2 :to get very hot or burn as if being fried
  • bodies frying on the beach

Examples of fry in a Sentence

  1. We had fried eggs and ham for breakfast.

  2. We could smell the onions frying.

Origin and Etymology of fry

Middle English frien, from Anglo-French frire, from Latin frigere to roast; akin to Greek phrygein to roast, fry, Sanskrit bhṛjjati he roasts


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fry

noun

Definition of fry

plural fries
1 :a social gathering or picnic where food is fried and eaten
  • a fish fry
2 a :a dish of something fried
b :french fry usually used in plural
  • a burger and fries

First Known Use of fry

1833


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fry

noun

Definition of fry

plural fry
1 a :recently hatched or juvenile fishes
b :the young of other animals
2 :very small adult fishes
3 :members of a group or class :individuals
  • small fry

Origin and Etymology of fry

Middle English, from Anglo-French frie, from freier, frier to rub, spawn — more at fray


Fry

biographical name \ ˈfrī \

Definition of Fry

Christopher 1907–2005 English dramatist


FRY Defined for English Language Learners

fry

verb

Definition of fry for English Language Learners

  • : to cook (food) in fat or oil


FRY Defined for Kids

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fry

verb \ ˈfrī \

Definition of fry for Students

fried; frying
:to cook in fat

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fry

noun

Definition of fry for Students

plural fries

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fry

noun

Definition of fry for Students

plural fry
:a recently hatched or very young fish usually used in pl.
  • The salmon fry were released into the river.


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