Fry

Definition of Fry

Pronunciation: frī
v. t.1.To cook in a pan or on a griddle (esp. with the use of fat, butter, or olive oil) by heating over a fire; to cook in boiling lard or fat; as, to fry fish; to fry doughnuts.
[imp. & p. p. Fried (frīd); p. pr. & vb. n. Frying.]
v. i.1.To undergo the process of frying; to be subject to the action of heat in a frying pan, or on a griddle, or in a kettle of hot fat.
2.To simmer; to boil.
With crackling flames a caldron fries.
- Dryden
The frothy billows fry.
3.To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a sensation of heat.
To keep the oil from frying in the stomach.
- Bacon.
4.To be agitated; to be greatly moved.
What kindling motions in their breasts do fry.
- Fairfax.
n.1.A dish of anything fried.
2.A state of excitement; as, to be in a fry.
1.
1.(Zool.) The young of any fish.
2.A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general.
The fry of children young.
- Spenser.
To sever . . . the good fish from the other fry.
- Milton.
We have burned two frigates, and a hundred and twenty small fry.
- Walpole.

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