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  1. (verb-transitive) To cook over direct heat in hot oil or fat.
  2. (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).
  3. (verb-intransitive) To be cooked in a pan over direct heat in hot oil or fat.
  4. (verb-intransitive) Slang To undergo execution in an electric chair.
  5. (noun) A French fry. Often used in the plural.
  6. (noun) A dish of a fried food.
  7. (noun) A social gathering at which food is fried and eaten: a fish fry.
  8. (noun-plural) Small fish, especially young, recently hatched fish.
  9. (noun-plural) The young of certain other animals.
  10. (noun-plural) Individuals, especially young or insignificant persons: "These pampered public school boys . . . had managed to evade the long prison sentences that lesser fry were serving” ( Noel Annan).

Examples by Wordnik

  1. The fact that no pictures were taken and that no parts of the fish ever survived the fish fry is telling as well. - How I Fish: Doug Hannon
  2. 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. - The Game Developers Conference: Michael Jackson, Free Droids, and iPhones in Ghana « PubliCola
  3. Oh and I agree that a lady who can one-hand turkey fry is hot. - PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Rachael” | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan
  4. Yeah this stir fry is something which even I make quick and easy. - Quick Eats: Stir Fried Noodles and Veggies
  5. I've been in the mood for noodles and a quick stir fry is just the thing. - Quick Eats: Stir Fried Noodles and Veggies


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