Meaning of “fry” in the English Dictionary

"fry" in British English

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fryverb [ I or T ]

uk /fraɪ/ us /fraɪ/

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.

More examples

  • Remember to cut off the fat before you fry the steak.
  • First, fry the garlic. Next, add the ginger.
  • Shall I fry you an egg, or would you prefer boiled?
  • It is healthier to grill or steam your food than to fry it.
  • Fry four chicken joints in a pan with some mushrooms and garlic.

frynoun [ plural ]

uk /fraɪ/ us /fraɪ/

(Definition of “fry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fry" in American English

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fryverb [ I/T ]

us /frɑɪ/

to cook food in hot oil or fat:

[ T ] She was frying eggs and getting the coffee ready.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /frɑɪd/

We had fried chicken and mashed potatoes for supper.

(Definition of “fry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)