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Definition of "stir-fry" [stir-fry]

  • 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."