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fry

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verb \ˈfrī\

Definition of fry

fried

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frying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cook in a pan or on a griddle over heat especially with the use of fat

  3. 2 slang :  electrocute 1

  4. 3 :  to damage or destroy (an electrical device or its circuitry) by overheating especially as a result of unusually high voltage

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to undergo frying

  7. 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. 1 :  a social gathering or picnic where food is fried and eaten a fish fry

  2. 2a :  a dish of something friedb :  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. 1a :  recently hatched or juvenile fishesb :  the young of other animals

  2. 2 :  very small adult fishes

  3. 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

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biographical name \ˈfrī\

Definition of Fry

  1. Christopher 1907–2005 English dramatist



FRY Defined for English Language Learners

fry

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verb

Definition of fry for English Language Learners

  • : to cook (food) in fat or oil


FRY Defined for Kids

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fry

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verb \ˈfrī\

Definition of fry for Students

fried

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frying

  1. :  to cook in fat


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fry

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noun

Definition of fry for Students

plural

fries


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fry

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noun

Definition of fry for Students

plural

fry

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



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