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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

from Old French frire, from Latin frigere (to roast or fry), Greek phrygein (to roast, bake), from ProtoIndoEuropean *bhreu- (compare Sanskrit bhrjjati (roasts) bharjanah (roasting), German Braten) - ca. 1290

Verb

Infinitive
to fry

Third person singular
fr

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
i

to fry (third-person singular simple present fr, present participle i, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To cook (something) in hot fat.
  2. (intransitive) To cook in hot fat.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To suffer because of too much heat.
    You'll fry if you go out in this sun with no sunblock on.
  4. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be executed by the electric chair.
    He's guilty of murder — he's going to fry.
  5. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To destroy (something-usually electronic) with excessive heat, voltage, or current.
    If you apply that much voltage, you'll fry the resistor.
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Translations
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Noun

Singular
fry

Plural
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fry ({{{1}}})
  1. (usually in plural fries) (mainly Canada and US) A fried potato.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A meal of fried sausages, bacon, eggs, etc.
Synonyms
  • (fried potato): chip (Australia, New Zealand, UK), fried potato
  • (meal of fried sausages, bacon, etc): fry-up
Translations

Etymology 2

from Anglo-French. frei, from Old French frai (spawn), from froier (to rub, spawn (by rubbing abdomen on sand))

Noun

Singular
fry

Plural
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fry ({{{1}}})
  1. Young fish.
  2. (archaic) A swarm, especially of something small (a fry of children).
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