There are 2 definitions of fry in English:

fry1

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Pronunciation: /frʌɪ
 
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verb (fries, frying, fried)

[with object]
  • 1Cook (food) in hot fat or oil, typically in a shallow pan: she fried a rasher of bacon, a sausage and a slice of bread I fried up some sardines
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    • When all's ready, shallow fry the crumbed pork and slice.
    • Shallow fry the stuffed bread evenly on all sides until golden brown.
    • In the same pan gently fry the onion until it softens.
  • 1.1 [no object] (Of food) be cooked in hot fat or oil: put half a dozen steaks to fry in a pan
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    • Start with getting the bacon frying in a large fry pan.
    • There are just a few harrowing moments when 12 cakes are frying in two huge skillets.
    • He smelled bacon frying in the kitchen, and walked towards it.
  • 1.2 [no object] informal (Of a person) burn or overheat: with the sea and sun and wind you’ll fry if you don’t take care
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    • Wait for governments to take effective action on global warming and you could fry or drown first.
    • To risk a whole season's work would be madness, yet in our absence how do we ensure that they don't fry in the heat of the hot August sun?
    • White-skinned anemic patients on a rest cure, they slop suntan lotion on as if they will fry without it - which they will in this tropical sun.
  • 2 informal Destroy: drugs fry the brain
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    • All the drugs he had taken in his lifetime had fried his brain too far for serious conversations.
    • There are great commercials out there, but I don't know if kids are listening to the commercials about frying your brain.
    • And so in an attempt to fry our brains without clueing them in, he's begun to use the rapid-breathing technique.
  • 2.1US Execute or be executed by electrocution: [with object]: they fry cop killers in Texas [no object]: she had been convicted of murdering her husband, frying in Sing-Sing’s electric chair in 1928
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    • Bush has passed a fair proportion of his setting new records for the number of felons you can fry in a single year.
    • Inevitably, love wins the day and the bad guys get fried.
    • Don't get me wrong, I think stealing from your shipmates or fellow Marines is one of the worst things you can do and you should fry.

noun (plural fries)

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  • 1 (fries) French fries; chips.
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    • By now, the fans have had their fill of burgers, fries, pizza, wings and nachos.
    • Steak sandwiches, mussels and fries, lamb burgers and chips pad out the bar menu, while the dining room offers smart European cuisine.
    • He smears the ketchup for the fries on the burger when he eats this.
  • 2 [in singular] A fried dish or meal: would you like a fry in the morning?
  • 2.1 [mass noun] chiefly British Any of various types of offal, usually eaten fried.
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    • My earliest food memories are all of offal: lamb's fry, black pudding, and brains.
  • 2.2North American A social gathering where fried food is served: you’ll explore islands and stop for a fish fry
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    • The partying included a barbecue and dance, a fish fry and a night at the casinos in nearby Shreveport.
    • As I left the Extension office, I told her I'd see her at the fish fry.
    • In other parts of the country, it might be a fish fry or a crab or oyster boil.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French frire, from Latin frigere.

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There are 2 definitions of fry in English:

fry2

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Pronunciation: /frʌɪ
 
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noun

  • 1Young fish, especially when newly hatched.
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    • I focused next on a little fish fry hiding on a bubble coral.
    • Our habitat zones will help provide food for salmon fry and shelter for adults.
    • In the weeks ahead, salmon fry wriggling from beneath the gravel shall surely excite hungry populations of local cutthroat.
  • 1.1The young of other animals produced in large numbers, such as frogs.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse frjó.

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