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fry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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fryfry1 /fraΙͺ/ ●●● S2 W3 verb (fried, frying, fries) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive, transitive]DFC to cook something in hot fat or oil, or to be cooked in hot fat or oil πŸ”Š Fry the potatoes, covered, for about 20 minutes. πŸ”Š I could smell onions frying. β†’ deep fry, stir-fry1β–Ί see thesaurus at cook2 [intransitive, transitive] American English informalDIE to kill someone in an electric chair, or to be killed in an electric chair, as a punishmentGrammarFry belongs to a group of verbs where the same noun can be the subject of the verb or its object. β€’ You can say: I’m frying some fish. In this sentence, β€˜some fish’ is the object of fry.β€’ You can say: Some fish is frying. In this sentence, β€˜some fish’ is the subject of fry.
β†’ See Verb table
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fryβ€’ Mushrooms are best when fried in olive oil.β€’ Whether you want to bake or boil, steam or fry, Prestige has a quality product that you can rely on.β€’ Quickly fry rabbit pieces until golden brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes.β€’ Heat the oil and fry the chicken for 10-15 minutes.β€’ They roasted and stewed and fried the meats and served them with traditional staples made from corn or flour.β€’ Fry the onions gently for five minutes.β€’ The semiconductor devices are all fairly sensitive to excess heat, so don't fry them during soldering!
fryfry2 ●●● S2 (also french fry) noun (plural fries) [countable usually plural] especially American English πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DFDa long thin piece of potato that has been cooked in fat syn chip British English
Examples from the Corpus
fryβ€’ My Guppies keep getting pregnant but I have never seen any fry.β€’ I'll have a cheeseburger and a large fry.β€’ She likes curry and chips, but Ralph's stir fry is probably better.β€’ A couple of weeks later I noticed 15-20 free-swimming fry.β€’ The fry drift with the current to the relative safety of plant growths.β€’ The fry made the water seethe.
fryfry3 noun [plural] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š very young fish β†’ small fry
Examples from the Corpus
fryβ€’ My Guppies keep getting pregnant but I have never seen any fry.β€’ If you do, you simply make the burn fry.β€’ Now came the scrape of metal as Mrs Arkaday shook the sputtering fry pan back and forth over the burner.β€’ She likes curry and chips, but Ralph's stir fry is probably better.β€’ A couple of weeks later I noticed 15-20 free-swimming fry.β€’ It is now possible for the consumer to purchase omelet mixtures ready for the fry pan.β€’ The fry made the water seethe.
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Verb table
fry
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfry
he, she, itfries
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fried
he, she, ithas fried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fry
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fried
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam frying
he, she, itis frying
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you, we, theyare frying
Past
I, he, she, itwas frying
you, we, theywere frying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been frying
he, she, ithas been frying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been frying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be frying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been frying
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