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stir-fry

Syllabification: stir-fry

Definition of stir-fry in English:

verb

[with object]
Fry (meat, fish, or vegetables) rapidly over a high heat while stirring briskly: (as adjective stir-fried) stir-fried beef
More example sentences
  • The first impression was the sesame seed flavour and hints of ginger that came through in the beautiful sauce in which the BBQ vegetables were stir-fried.
  • Fish featured strongly on the specials menu and the halibut was superb - a solid steak of meaty white fish, served with crisp stir-fried vegetables.
  • Also try the drizzle with fresh raw oysters, steamed or pan-fried fish or tossed through quickly stir-fried vegetables, or chunks of hot, roasted pumpkin and kumara or root vegetables.

noun

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A stir-fried dish.
Example sentences
  • The choice was considerable: salads, soups and stir-fries alongside curries and seafood dishes.
  • Noodle dishes, appetizers, curries, stir-fries, the lime-spiked salads or ‘yums’ - I've had good luck with all of them.
  • Part of the Sheraton Grand Hotel, with great views of the castle, there's a buffet at lunchtime, with plenty of good salads and dips or the chef will cook a stir-fry to order.

Words that rhyme with stir-fry

caravanserai

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