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English definition of “fry”

fry

verb [I/T]    /frɑɪ/
to cook food in hot oil or fat: [T] She was frying eggs and getting the coffee ready. fried    /frɑɪd/ adjective [not gradable] We had fried chicken and mashed potatoes for supper.
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