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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a cooked/fried breakfast (=bacon, egg, toast etc)
▪ Do you feel like having a cooked breakfast?
deep fry
fish fry
French fry
fried chicken (=cooked in oil)
▪ They filled their plates with fried chicken.
fried fish (=cooked in hot oil)
▪ We’re going to have fried fish tonight.
fried/poached/boiled etc eggs
frying pan
small fry
▪ There’s no point in arresting the small fry.
▪ Stir in the chicken and fry until brown.
▪ Then add the chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes.
▪ I want to go to some little cafe and get a chicken-fried steak.
▪ Instant scrambled eggs, frozen fried eggs, canned eggnog, and many other convenient egg foods are being market tested.
▪ This means a nest may contain eggs through to fry which are just becoming free swimming.
▪ Therefore, eggs or fry of other fish are liable to be eaten.
▪ Clown Loach might also prey on eggs or fry.
▪ The long roots of Water Lettuce provide shelter for fish and fry.
▪ And Landless had just told him on the telephone that he had other fish to fry.
▪ Add the fish and stir fry for about 2 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
▪ Owen had other fish to fry and for the next two days he was busy on other things.
▪ Its roots provide refuge for fish and fry.
▪ It provides refuge for fish and fry in its trailing roots.
▪ This suggests that he had bigger fish to fry - and indeed he had.
▪ I use white worm to supplement the food of fish fry.
▪ Heat the oil in a large pan and gently fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
▪ Maybe corn cut from the cob and fried with green onions and butter.
▪ Melt butter and fry the onion and celery for five minutes without browning.
▪ Heat 1 tablespoon oil in frying pan and saute onions until clear.
▪ Gently fry onions, garlic and celery in a frying pan. 2.
▪ Java Joe and his friend Bic chopped up potatoes and began frying them with onions and garlic in a communal kitchen.
▪ Slice and fry 4 medium onions until soft.
▪ Heat the oil and gently fry the spring onions without browning for a few minutes.
▪ Add the salt and potatoes, stir and fry until well coated in the spice mixture.
▪ Diana put on an apron and began to Slice potatoes for frying.
▪ Cook potatoes in already-boiling liquids; never keep cooked potatoes long and always fry at correct temperatures.
▪ Long tables with stainless-steel trays held mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, fried oysters and oyster stew.
▪ While the potatoes were frying she buttered the bread and made a pot of tea.
▪ Java Joe and his friend Bic chopped up potatoes and began frying them with onions and garlic in a communal kitchen.
have other/bigger fish to fry
▪ I can't deal with this now - I've got other fish to fry.
out of the frying pan and into the fire
Fry the onions gently for five minutes.
▪ Mushrooms are best when fried in olive oil.
▪ Heat the oil and fry the chicken for 10-15 minutes.
▪ Quickly fry rabbit pieces until golden brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes.
▪ The semiconductor devices are all fairly sensitive to excess heat, so don't fry them during soldering!
▪ They roasted and stewed and fried the meats and served them with traditional staples made from corn or flour.
▪ Whether you want to bake or boil, steam or fry, Prestige has a quality product that you can rely on.
▪ I'll have a cheeseburger and a large fry.
▪ A couple of weeks later I noticed 15-20 free-swimming fry.
▪ My Guppies keep getting pregnant but I have never seen any fry.
▪ She likes curry and chips, but Ralph's stir fry is probably better.
▪ The fry drift with the current to the relative safety of plant growths.
▪ The fry made the water seethe.
▪ Very small fry may suffer so it best to time your breeding efforts to avoid the holiday period.
▪ They can also be dangerous to small fish and fry, which might get stuck in the tangle of filaments and suffocate.
▪ But in reality it is small fry.
▪ These frontline soldiers are cheap, disposable small fry attached to writing pads, booklets, and smart Post-it notes.
▪ Feeders are small fry, though they're well paid if the ransom's high.
▪ Well, the reader may say, he's small fry, an easy target.
▪ Therefore, by adopting only smaller, slower-moving fry, a pair may further deflect attacks from its own offspring.
▪ The Army seemed very small fry in comparison.
▪ A couple of weeks later I noticed 15-20 free-swimming fry.
▪ If you do, you simply make the burn fry.
▪ It is now possible for the consumer to purchase omelet mixtures ready for the fry pan.
▪ My Guppies keep getting pregnant but I have never seen any fry.
▪ Now came the scrape of metal as Mrs Arkaday shook the sputtering fry pan back and forth over the burner.
▪ She likes curry and chips, but Ralph's stir fry is probably better.
▪ The fry made the water seethe.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fry \Fry\, n.

  1. A dish of anything fried.

  2. A state of excitement; as, to be in a fry. [Colloq.]


Fry \Fry\ (fr[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fried (fr[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Frying.] [OE. frien, F. frire, fr. L. frigere to roast, parch, fry, cf. Gr. ?, Skr. bhrajj. Cf. Fritter.] To cook in a pan or on a griddle (esp. with the use of fat, butter, or olive oil) by heating over a fire; to cook in boiling lard or fat; as, to fry fish; to fry doughnuts.


Fry \Fry\, v. i.

  1. To undergo the process of frying; to be subject to the action of heat in a frying pan, or on a griddle, or in a kettle of hot fat.

  2. To simmer; to boil. [Obs.]

    With crackling flames a caldron fries.

    The frothy billows fry.

  3. To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a sensation of heat.

    To keep the oil from frying in the stomach.

  4. To be agitated; to be greatly moved. [Obs.]

    What kindling motions in their breasts do fry.


Fry \Fry\, n. [OE. fri, fry, seed, descendants, cf. OF. froye spawning, spawn of. fishes, little fishes, fr. L. fricare tosub (see Friction), but cf. also Icel. fr[ae], frj[=o], seed, Sw. & Dan. fr["o], Goth. fraiw seed, descendants.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) The young of any fish.

  2. A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general.

    The fry of children young.

    To sever . . . the good fish from the other fry.

    We have burned two frigates, and a hundred and twenty small fry.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., "cook (something) in a shallow pan over a fire," from Old French frire "to fry" (13c.), from Latin frigere "to roast or fry," from PIE *bher- (4) "to cook, bake" (cognates: Sanskrit bhrjjati "roasts," bharjanah "roasting;" Persian birishtan "to roast;" Greek phrygein "to roast, bake"). Intransitive sense is from late 14c. U.S. slang meaning "execute in the electric chair" is U.S. slang from 1929. As a noun, "fried meat," from 1630s. Related: Fried; frying. Frying pan recorded from mid-14c.


early 14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), "young fish," probably from an Anglo-French noun from Old French frier, froier "to rub, spawn (by rubbing abdomen on sand)," from Vulgar Latin *frictiare. First applied to human offspring c.1400, in Scottish. Some sources trace this usage, or the whole of the word, to Old Norse frjo, fræ "seed, offspring."


Etymology 1 n. 1 (''usually in plural'' '''fries''') (''mainly Canada and US'') A fried potato. 2 (context Ireland British English) A meal of fried sausages, bacon, eggs, etc. 3 (context colloquial archaic English) A state of excitement. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cook (something) in hot fat. 2 (context intransitive English) To cook in hot fat. 3 (context intransitive colloquial English) To suffer because of too much heat. 4 (context intransitive informal English) To be executed by the electric chair. 5 (context transitive informal English) To destroy (something, usually electronic) with excessive heat, voltage, or current. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context Now chiefly UK dialectal English) offspring; progeny; children; brood. 2 Young fish; fishlings. 3 (context archaic English) A swarm, especially of something small (''a fry of children''). 4 (context UK dialectal English) The spawn of frogs. Etymology 3

n. 1 A kind of sieve. 2 A drain.

  1. v. be excessively hot; "If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried"

  2. cook on a hot surface using fat; "fry the pancakes"

  3. kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair; "The serial killer was electrocuted" [syn: electrocute]

  4. [also: fried]


Fry or Fries may refer to:

Fry (racing team)

Fry was a Formula Two constructor from the United Kingdom. The team was founded by David Fry and Alec Issigonis, whose previous employer John Parkes at Alvis brought his son Mike Parkes as a development driver. The car, built to Formula 2 specifications, was fitted with a Coventry Climax engine and was constructed with several advanced concepts, featuring a semi-monocoque design, an extreme forward driving position and a shark fin on its rear.

The Fry F2 made its début appearance in June 1958 at Brands Hatch, with Parkes finishing its first race sixth at the Crystal Palace circuit. Appearing in a number of Formula Two events throughout 1958 and 1959, the car was entered for the Formula One 1959 British Grand Prix. Parkes did not qualify for the race, setting the 27th fastest time, and the car was not entered for another World Championship Grand Prix. The car participated in several more races, before the final appearance with a second-place finish at the Brands Hatch Boxing Day event.

Fry (disambiguation)
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Fry (surname)

Fry is a surname. Notable persons with that surname include:

  • Fry family
  • Abi Fry (born 1986), Scottish musician
  • Adam Fry (born 1985), British footballer
  • Adrian Fry (born 1969), British musician
  • Alexander Fry (1821–1905), English entomologist
  • Arthur Fry (born 1931), American inventor and scientist
  • Barry Fry (born 1945), English football manager
  • Benjamin Fry (born 1975), American computer software expert and digital art designer
  • Bertha Fry (1893–2007), American supercentenarian
  • Beverly Jane Fry, Australian ballerina
  • Bob Fry (born 1930), former American footballer
  • Birkett D. Fry (1822–1891), Confederate general in the American Civil War
  • C. B. Fry (1872–1956), British sportsman, politician, writer, editor, and publisher
  • Caroline Fry (1787–1846), British Christian writer
  • Cecil Roderick Fry (1870–1952), English confectioner
  • Chance Fry (born 1964), retired American soccer player
  • Charles Fry (born 1940), British cricketer and cricket administrator, and grandson of C. B. Fry
  • Chris Fry (footballer) (born 1969), Welsh footballer
  • Christopher Fry (1907–2005), British playwright
  • Colin Fry (1962–2015), English television show host
  • Craig R. Fry (born 1952), American politician from Indiana
  • Daniel Fry (1908–1992), American 'alien contactee'
  • David Fry (born 1960), English association football player
  • Don Fry, Australian engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Donald Fry (disambiguation), several persons
  • Doug Fry, Australian rugby league player
  • Douglas Fry (1872–1911), Australian artist
  • Douglas P. Fry (born 1953), American anthropologist
  • Dustin Fry (born 1983), American footballer
  • Ed Fry (1879–1968), Australian rugby league and rugby union footballer
  • Edmund Fry (1754–1835), English type-founder
  • Edward Fry (1827–1918), British judge
  • Ella Fry (1916–1997), Australian artist and musician
  • Elizabeth Fry (1780–1845), British prison reformer, social reformer and philanthropist
  • Eric Fry (born 1987), American rugby union player
  • F. E. J. Fry (Frederick Ernest Joseph Fry; 1908–1989), Canadian ecologist
  • Franklin Clark Fry (1900–1968), American Lutheran clergyman
  • Francis Fry (1803–1886), English businessman and bibliographer
  • Fred Fry, Australian rugby league player
  • Graham Fry (born 1949), British High Commissioner and politician
  • Harry Fry (1905–1985), Canadian rower
  • Harry Fry (born 1986), British racehorse trainer
  • Hayden Fry (born 1929), American football coach
  • Hedy Fry (born 1941), Canadian politician and physician
  • Henry Fry (disambiguation), several persons
  • Herbert Fry (1870–1953), Australian cricketer and Australian rules footballer
  • Isaac N. Fry (1827–1900), American soldier
  • Jacob Fry, Jr. (1802–1866), American politician from Pennsylvania
  • James Barnet Fry (1827–1894), American soldier and author
  • Janina Fry (born 1973), Finnish pop singer and model
  • Jeremy Fry (1924–2005), British inventor and engineer
  • Jerry Fry (born 1956), American baseball player
  • Joan Mary Fry (1862–1955), Scottish reformer
  • John Fry (disambiguation), several persons
  • Johnson Fry (1901–1959), American baseball player
  • Joe Fry (1915–1950), British racing driver
  • Jordan Fry (born 1993), American actor
  • Joseph Fry (disambiguation), several persons
  • Joshua Fry (1699–1754), English surveyor and adventurer
  • Ken Fry (1920–2007), Australian politician
  • L. Fry (1882–1970), pen name of Paquita de Shishmareff, antisemitic activist
  • Lewis Fry (1832–1921), British Quaker, lawyer, philanthropist and politician
  • Maia Krall Fry (born 1992), English actress and director
  • Margery Fry (1874–1958), British prison reformer
  • Mark Fry (born 1952), English painter and musician
  • Martin Fry (born 1958), American singer
  • Matt Fry (born 1990), English footballer
  • Maxwell Fry (1899–1987), English architect
  • Michael Fry, American cartoonist, online media entrepreneur and screenwriter
  • Mike L. Fry (born 1961), American entrepreneur, entertainer, trainer and marketing expert
  • Nan Fry, American poet
  • Nick Fry (born 1956), British motorsport executive
  • Nina Fry, British actress
  • Norah Fry (1871–1960), British social activist and politician
  • Pat Fry (born 1964), English motor racing engineer
  • Paul Fry (disambiguation), several persons
  • Peter Fry (born 1931), British Conservative politician
  • Plantagenet Somerset Fry (1931–1996), British historian and author
  • Reginald C Fry (1878–1932), English architect
  • Robert Fry (disambiguation), several persons
  • Roger Fry (1866–1934), British artist and arts critic
  • Ron Scot Fry, British entertainment and artistic director
  • Russell Fry (born 1985), English footballer
  • Ruth Fry (1878–1962), British Quaker writer, pacifist and peace activist
  • Ryan Fry (born 1978), Canadian curler
  • Scott Fry, American Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the US Department of Defense
  • Sherry Edmundson Fry (1879–1966), American sculptor
  • Shirley Fry (born 1927), American tennis player
  • Simon Fry (born 1966), Australian cricket umpire
  • Speed S. Fry (1817–1892), American lawyer, judge, and soldier
  • Stephen Fry (disambiguation), several persons
  • Susan Fry, American author and editor
  • Taylor Fry (born 1981), American actress
  • Theodore Fry (1836–1912), English businessman and politician
  • Tony Fry, design theorist and philosopher
  • Tristan Fry, British drummer and percussionist
  • Varian Fry (1907–1967), American journalist
  • Wesley Fry (1902–1970), American football executive
  • William Fry (disambiguation), several persons

Usage examples of "fry".

Fifty eggs well fried will yield about five ounces of this oil, which is acrid, and so enduringly liquid that watch-makers use it for lubricating the axles and pivots of their most delicate wheels.

The doors were aflare with flickering lights from within, and the unctuous smell of frying pork was on the air.

No food element has been more closely linked to arterial aging than these kinds of fats, found mostly in meats, full-fat dairy products, baked goods, fried fast foods, and palm and coconut oils.

Fried caterpillars are not bad, Baas, nor are locusts when you can get nothing else.

You must make a vast variety of invertebrates, to start with -- belemnites, trilobites, Jebusites, Amalekites, and that sort of fry, and put them to soak in a primary sea, and wait and see what will happen.

Navy had bigger fish to fry, or it would have committed more ships to the job.

The Rebels held the strong forts of Caswell and Fisher, at the mouth of Cape Fear River, and outside, the Frying Pan Shoals, which extended along the coast forty or fifty miles, kept our blockading fleet so far off, and made the line so weak and scattered, that there was comparatively little risk to the small, swift-sailing vessels employed by the blockade runners in running through it.

To this the bookseller chef added fried potatoes from another dish, and poured for his guest a glass of wine.

The first day she cleared it out, swept the narrow pot chimney and got the fire to burn, brought in some dry sacks and clean straw from the byre, raked among the burnt embers of the cottage until she found the frying pan, the kale pot and a few other cooking utensils.

Fry, add a can of tomatoes, a chopped clove of garlic, and cayenne, salt, and pepper to season.

Add a sliced onion fried, half a dozen sliced tomatoes, and salt, cayenne, and lemon-juice to season.

East Anglia were the Cromes, the Opies, John Sell Cotman, Elizabeth Fry, Dr.

Season with salt and pepper, dip in beaten egg, then in crumbs, and fry in deep fat.

Dip in crumbs, then in beaten egg, then in crumbs, and fry in deep fat.

Soak for an hour in olive-oil and vinegar, dip in egg and crumbs, and fry in deep fat.