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fry    : [fr'ɑɪ]
Fry \Fry\ (fr[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fried} (fr[imac]d);
p. pr. & vb. n. {Frying}.] [OE. frien, F. frire, fr. L.
frigere to roast, parch, fry, cf. Gr. ?, Skr. bhrajj. Cf.
To cook in a pan or on a griddle (esp. with the use of fat,
butter, or olive oil) by heating over a fire; to cook in
boiling lard or fat; as, to fry fish; to fry doughnuts.
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Fry \Fry\, v. i.
1. To undergo the process of frying; to be subject to the
action of heat in a frying pan, or on a griddle, or in a
kettle of hot fat.
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2. To simmer; to boil. [Obs.]
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With crackling flames a caldron fries. --Dryden
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The frothy billows fry. --Spenser.
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3. To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a
sensation of heat.
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To keep the oil from frying in the stomach. --Bacon.
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4. To be agitated; to be greatly moved. [Obs.]
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What kindling motions in their breasts do fry.
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Fry \Fry\, n.
1. A dish of anything fried.
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2. A state of excitement; as, to be in a fry. [Colloq.]
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Fry \Fry\, n. [OE. fri, fry, seed, descendants, cf. OF. froye
spawning, spawn of. fishes, little fishes, fr. L. fricare
tosub (see {Friction}), but cf. also Icel. fr[ae], frj[=o],
seed, Sw. & Dan. fr["o], Goth. fraiw seed, descendants.]
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1. (Zool.) The young of any fish.
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2. A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or
small things in general.
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The fry of children young. --Spenser.
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To sever . . . the good fish from the other fry.
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We have burned two frigates, and a hundred and
twenty small fry. --Walpole.
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n 1: English painter and art critic (1866-1934) [synonym: {Fry},
{Roger Fry}, {Roger Eliot Fry}]
2: English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born
1907) [synonym: {Fry}, {Christopher Fry}]
3: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for
children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term
for youngster" [synonym: {child}, {kid}, {youngster}, {minor},
{shaver}, {nipper}, {small fry}, {tiddler}, {tike}, {tyke},
{fry}, {nestling}]
v 1: be excessively hot; "If the children stay out on the beach
for another hour, they'll be fried"
2: cook on a hot surface using fat; "fry the pancakes"
3: kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair; "The serial
killer was electrocuted" [synonym: {electrocute}, {fry}]

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "fry":
Loch Ness monster, alevin, bake, barbecue, baste, be in heat,
benthon, benthos, blanch, blaze, bloom, boil, braise, brew, broil,
brood, brown, burn, casserole, cetacean, choke, clutch, coddle,
combust, cook, course, cover, culinary masterpiece,
culinary preparation, curry, devil, dish, do, do to perfection,
dolphin, entree, farrow, fingerling, fire, fish, flame, flame up,
flare, flare up, flicker, flush, fricassee, frizz, frizzle,
game fish, gasp, get, glow, griddle, grill, grilse, hatch, heat,
incandesce, kipper, litter, main dish, man-eater, man-eating shark,
marine animal, minnow, minny, nekton, nest, oven-bake, pan,
pan-broil, panfish, pant, parboil, parch, plankton, poach,
porpoise, prepare, prepare food, radiate heat, roast, salmon,
saute, scald, scallop, scorch, sea monster, sea pig, sea serpent,
sea snake, sear, seethe, shark, shimmer with heat, shirr,
side dish, simmer, smolder, smolt, smother, spark, spat, spawn,
sponge, steam, stew, stifle, stir-fry, suffocate, sweat, swelter,
toast, tropical fish, whale, young

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