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Fry


FRY, verb transitive [Latin frigo. Gr.]

To dress with fat by heating or roasting in a pan over a fire; to cook and prepare for eating in a fryingpan; as, to fry meat or vegetables.

FRY, verb intransitive

1. To be heated and agitated; to suffer the action of fire or extreme heat.

2. To ferment, as in the stomach.

3. To be agitated; to boil.

FRY, noun

1. A swarm or crowd of little fish; so called from their crowding, tumbling and agitation. [Latin ferveo.]

2. A dish of any thing fried.

3. A kind of sieve. [Not used in America.]