fry

To fry food is to cook it in very hot oil until it's crispy. For breakfast, you could fry yourself an egg, and maybe fry some bacon to go with it.

You can stir fry vegetables and deep fry doughnuts — and you have to be careful on a hot summer day not to (figuratively) fry yourself in the sun. When fry is a noun, it's usually short for "French fry," but it also means youngster, or "small fry." This less common meaning comes from Scottish, possibly from the Old Norse root frjo, "offspring."

Primary Meanings of fry

1.
v
cook on a hot surface using fat
2.
n
a young person of either sex
Full Definitions of fry
1

v cook on a hot surface using fat

fry the pancakes”
Types:
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frizzle
fry something until it curls and becomes crisp
deep-fat-fry
fry in deep fat
griddle
cook on a griddle
pan-fry
fry in a pan
deep-fry, french-fry
cook by immersing in fat
stir fry
fry very quickly over high heat
saute
fry briefly over high heat
Type of:
cook
transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

v be excessively hot

“If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried
Type of:
heat, heat up, hot up
gain heat or get hot

v kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair

Synonyms:
electrocute
Type of:
kill
cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
2

n a young person of either sex

Synonyms:
child, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster
Types:
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bairn
a child: son or daughter
buster
a robust child
changeling
a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
child prodigy, infant prodigy, wonder child
a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age
foster child, foster-child, fosterling
a child who is raised by foster parents
imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp
one who is playfully mischievous
kiddy
a young child
orphan
a child who has lost both parents
peanut
a young child who is small for his age
poster child
a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes
kindergartener, kindergartner, preschooler
a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten
silly
a word used for misbehaving children
sprog
a child
bambino, toddler, tot, yearling
a young child
urchin
poor and often mischievous city child
street child, waif
a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned
foster daughter, foster-daughter
someone who is raised as a daughter although not related by birth
foster son, foster-son
someone who is raised as a son although not related by birth
poster boy
a male poster child
poster girl
a female poster child
ragamuffin, tatterdemalion
a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
guttersnipe, street urchin
a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas
brat, holy terror, little terror, terror
a very troublesome child
Type of:
juvenile, juvenile person
a young person, not fully developed

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