stir-fry Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “stir-fry” in the English Dictionary

"stir-fry" in British English

See all translations

stir-fryverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈstɜː.fraɪ/  us   /ˈstɝː-/
to ​frysmallpieces of ​meat, ​vegetables, etc. ​quickly while ​mixing them around: Stir-fry the ​chicken for one ​minute, then ​add the ​vegetables.

stir-frynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈstɜː.fraɪ/  us   /ˈstɝː-/
a ​method of ​fryingfood while ​mixing it ​quickly, or ​foodcooked this way: We're having a ​vegetable stir-fry for ​suppertonight. I don't like stir-fry.
(Definition of stir-fry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stir-fry" in American English

See all translations

stir-fryverb [T]

 us   /ˈstɜrˌfrɑɪ/
to ​cookpieces of ​meat or ​vegetablesquickly in very ​hotoil, ​moving them around all the ​time: She stir-fried the ​vegetables.
stir-fry
noun [C]  us   /ˈstɜrˌfrɑɪ/
Tomatoes ​addcolor to a stir-fry.
(Definition of stir-fry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stir-fry”
in Chinese (Simplified) 煸炒,翻炒…
in Turkish karıştırarak kızartmak…
in Russian обжаривать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 翻炒…
in Polish (krótko) smażyć mieszając…
What is the pronunciation of stir-fry?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More