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fry 1

v. fried (frīd), fry·ing, fries (frīz)
1. To cook over direct heat in hot oil or fat.
2. Slang To destroy (electronic circuitry) with excessive heat or current: "a power surge to the computer that fried a number of sensitive electronic components" (Erik Sandberg-Diment).
1. To be cooked in a pan over direct heat in hot oil or fat.
2. Slang To undergo execution in an electric chair.
n. pl. fries (frīz)
1. A french fry: ordered fries as a side dish.
2. A dish of a fried food.
3. A social gathering at which food is fried and eaten: a fish fry.

[Middle English frien, from Old French frire, from Latin frīgere.]

fry 2

1. pl. fry
a. A recently hatched fish.
b. A young salmon living in fresh water that is older than an alevin and younger than a parr or smolt.
c. A young animal of certain other groups, such as frogs.
2. pl. fry or fries An individual, especially a young or insignificant person: "These pampered public school boys ... had managed to evade the long prison sentences that lesser fry were serving" (Noel Annan).

[Middle English fri, probably from Anglo-Norman frie, from Old French frier, froyer, to rub, spawn, from Latin fricāre, to rub.]


a. the act of cooking or being cooked in fat, oil, etc, usually over direct heat
b. (as modifier): frying steak.
2. (as modifier): frying steak.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frying - cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddlefrying - cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"


A. N there was a smell of fryingolía a frito
B. CPD frying pan Nsartén f (m in LAm)
to jump out of the frying pan into the firesalir de Guatemala para entrar en Guatepeor
References in classic literature ?
We seem to have gotten out of the frying pan into the fire
The door of the room was in the rear, reached by a narrow court, and Jurgis saw a light in the window and heard something frying as he passed; he knocked, half expecting that Ona would answer.
Oh, the lots of omelettes all frying together in my head; and all frying wrong
I am not going to guess, at five o'clock in the morning, with my brains frying and sputtering in my head.
He was in a light skiff, and being well acquainted with the currents and eddies, had shifted his station, according to the shifting of the tide, from the Hen and Chickens to the Hog's Back, from the Hog's Back to the Pot, and from the Pot to the Frying Pan; but in the eagerness of his sport he did not see that the tide was rapidly ebbing, until the roaring of the whirlpools and eddies warned him of his danger, and he had some difficulty in shooting his skiff from among the rocks and breakers, and getting to the point of Blackwell's Island.
Kim beheld Mahbub Ali frying in flame for his treachery, but for himself he saw one long grey vista of barracks, schools, and barracks again.
All but frying the sausage," Rose answered, achieving a pleasant tone in spite of her jadedness.
He put some eggs in a frying pan, and stood pensively prying slabs of meat from between his teeth with a fork.
These things were crowded with utensils of all sorts: frying pans, sauce pans, kettles, forks, knives, basting and soup spoons, nutmeg graters, sifters, colanders, meat saws, flat irons, rolling pins and many other things of a like nature.
Janet says it is such a comfort to see me eat; she had been so afraid I would be like Miss Haythorne, who wouldn't eat anything but fruit and hot water for breakfast and tried to make Janet give up frying things.
While coffee was boiling, bacon frying, and flapjacks were being mixed, Daylight found time to put on a big pot of beans.
When the chair was not in use, it reposed on top of the bed, though sometimes he sat on the chair when cooking, reading a book while the water boiled, and even becoming skilful enough to manage a paragraph or two while steak was frying.