stir-fry1 past tense and past participle stir-fried, present participle stir-frying, third person singular stir-fries [transitive]
DFto cook small pieces of food quickly by moving them around continuously in very hot oil:
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.
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