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verb fry pronunciation in British English /fraɪ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefrying
past tensefried
past participlefried
  1. 1



    fry up

    [transitive] to cook food in hot oil or fat

    Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to be cooked in hot oil or fat

      the smell of chicken frying in the kitchen

    See also stir-fry
  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to get too hot, for example because the sun is very strong

    Wear a hat or you’ll fry.


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