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fry

verb [I or T] uk   /fraɪ/ us  
B1 to cook food in hot oil or fat: Fry the mushrooms in a little butter. informal figurative You'll fry (= burn) if you lie in the sun all day.
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fry

noun [plural] uk   /fraɪ/ us  
Translations of “fry”
in Korean 기름에 튀기다…
in Arabic يَقْلي…
in French faire frire…
in Turkish kızartmak…
in Italian friggere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 油炸, 油煎, 油炒…
in Russian жарить…
in Polish smażyć…
in Spanish freír…
in Portuguese fritar…
in German braten…
in Catalan fregir…
in Japanese ~を(油で)いためる, ~を(油で)揚げる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 油炸, 油煎, 油炒…
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