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Definition of "fry" []

  • To cook over direct heat in hot oil or fat. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To destroy (electronic circuitry) with excessive heat or current: "a power surge to the computer that fried a number of sensitive electronic components” ( Erik Sandberg-Diment). (verb-transitive)
  • To be cooked in a pan over direct heat in hot oil or fat. (verb-intransitive)
  • Slang To undergo execution in an electric chair. (verb-intransitive)
  • A French fry. Often used in the plural. (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 "fry" in a sentence
  • "The fact that no pictures were taken and that no parts of the fish ever survived the fish fry is telling as well."
  • "The little fry is king at GDC, and most of the panels, talks, and chatter are revolving around the worlds of iPhone, Xbox Live, and online-only games."
  • "Oh and I agree that a lady who can one-hand turkey fry is hot."