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fry1
 
PRONUNCIATION:  fr
VERB:Inflected forms: fried frd), fry·ing, fries frz)
TRANSITIVE VERB:1. To cook over direct heat in hot oil or fat. 2. Slang To destroy (electronic circuitry) with excessive heat or current: “a power surge to the computer that fried a number of sensitive electronic components” (Erik Sandberg-Diment).
INTRANSITIVE VERB:1. To be cooked in a pan over direct heat in hot oil or fat. 2. Slang To undergo execution in an electric chair.
NOUN:Inflected forms: pl. fries frz)
1. A French fry. Often used in the plural. 2. A dish of a fried food. 3. A social gathering at which food is fried and eaten: a fish fry.
ETYMOLOGY:Middle English frien, from Old French frire, from Latin frgere.
 
 
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