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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: frire, from Latin frigere

fry

1 verb
     
Related topics: Cooking
fry1 S3 past tense and past participle fried, present participle frying, third person singular fries
1 [intransitive and transitive]DFC to 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 English informal to kill someone in an electric 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
/broil American 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 also
cook

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