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  1. (verb-transitive) To fry quickly in a small amount of oil over high heat while stirring continuously.
  2. (noun) Food fried quickly in this manner: a chicken and vegetable stir-fry.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. 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." - A wok is a chef's best friend for simple, efficient cooking
  2. 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. - The Flex Diet
  3. Think raw bars, sushi bars, carving stations, stir-fry stations, or pasta stations. - My Fair Wedding
  4. • Use tofu instead of chicken in a stir-fry with lots of veggies. - The Small Change Diet
  5. Regular tofu is dense and solid and holds up well in stir-fry dishes, soups, or on the grill. - The Small Change Diet


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