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).
1. To be cooked in a pan over direct heat in hot oil or fat. 2.Slang To undergo execution in an electric chair.
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.
Middle English frien, from Old French frire, from Latin frgere.