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."

Definitions of fry
  1. verb
    cook on a hot surface using fat
    fry the pancakes”
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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
  2. verb
    be excessively hot
    “If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried
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    heat, heat up, hot up
    gain heat or get hot
  3. verb
    kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair
    synonyms: electrocute
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    kill
    cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
  4. noun
    a young person of either sex
    synonyms: child, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster
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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
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    juvenile, juvenile person
    a young person, not fully developed
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