fry1S3 past tense and past participle fried, present participle frying, third person singular fries
1 [intransitive and transitive]DFCto cook something in hot fat or oil, or to be cooked in hot fat or oil:
Fry the potatoes, covered, for about 20 minutes.
I could smell onions frying.
2 [intransitive and transitive]American Englishinformalto kill someone in anelectric chair, or to be killed in an electric chair, as a punishment
WORD FOCUS: cook WORD FOCUS: cook fry (in oil) boil (in hot water) bake (bread and cakes in an oven) roast (meat or vegetables in an oven) microwave (using a microwave oven) grill/broilAmerican English (using a grill) steam, toast, simmer, poach, barbecue, stir-fry, saute, chargrill raw (not cooked) rare (used about meat that has been cooked for a short time) well-done (used about meat that has been cooked for a long time)cook ➔ See alsocook
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.