Pronunciation Verb


  1. A method of cooking food.
    1. (transitive) To cook (something) in hot fat.
      I am frying the eggs.
    2. (intransitive) To cook in hot fat.
      The eggs are frying.
  2. To be affected by extreme heat or current.
    1. (intransitive, colloquial) To suffer because of too much heat.
      You'll fry if you go out in this sun with no sunblock on.
    2. (intransitive, slang) To be executed by the electric chair.
      He's guilty of murder — he's going to fry.
    3. (transitive, informal) To destroy (something, usually electronic) with excessive heat, voltage, or current.
      If you apply that much voltage, you'll fry the resistor.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Noun

fry (plural fries)

  1. (usually, in the plural, fries, mainly, , Canada, and , US) A fried strip of potato.
    Synonyms: chip, french fry
  2. (Ireland, British) A meal of fried sausages, bacon, eggs, etc.
    Synonyms: fry-up
  3. (colloquial, archaic) A state of excitement.
    to be in a fry
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Italian: fritto misto

fry (uncountable)

  1. (now, chiefly, UK dialectal) Offspring; progeny; children; brood.
  2. Young fish; fishlings.
  3. (archaic) A swarm, especially of something small.
    a fry of children
  4. (UK dialectal) The spawn of frogs.
Translations Noun

fry (plural fries)

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

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. Surname

Proper noun
  1. (historical) Initialism of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

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