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English definition of “stir-fry”


verb [T]    /ˈstɜrˌfrɑɪ/
to cook pieces of meat or vegetables quickly in very hot oil, moving them around all the time: She stir-fried the vegetables. stir-fry    /ˈstɜrˌfrɑɪ/ noun [C] Tomatoes add color to a stir-fry.
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