To fry quickly in a small amount of oil over high heat while stirring continuously.(verb-transitive)
Food fried quickly in this manner: a chicken and vegetable stir-fry. (noun)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "stir-fry" in a sentence
"While paging through her newest work, Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge which won a coveted James Beard award, I read: "While the term 'stir-fry' is now part of the American culinary vocabulary, the art of stir-frying remains misunderstood.""
"Many people stir-fry as a way to incorporate vegetables and meat together in the same dish, but keep in mind that oil is fat, which means extra calories—even if you use olive oil."
"Think raw bars, sushi bars, carving stations, stir-fry stations, or pasta stations."