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Definitions of fry

  1. a young person of either sex ( between birth and puberty); " she writes books for children"; " they're just kids"; "` tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"
  2. English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas ( born 1907)
  3. be excessively hot; " If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried"
  4. English painter and art critic ( 1866- 1934)
  5. cook on a hot surface using fat; " fry the pancakes"
  6. a young person of either sex; " she writes books for children"; " they're just kids"; "` tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"
  7. A dish of anything fried.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To simmer; to boil.
  11. To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a sensation of heat.
  12. To be agitated; to be greatly moved.
  13. A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general.
  14. To cook with fat in a pan over a fire.
  15. To be cooked with fat in a pan; be subjected to intense heat.
  16. A dish of things fried; a swarm of young fish.
  17. Fried.
  18. Frying.
  19. To dress food with oil or fat in a pan over the fire:- pr. p. frying; pa. p. fried.
  20. To undergo the action of heat in a frying- pan: to simmer.
  21. A swarm of fishes just spawned: a number of small things.
  22. Something fried; swarm of young fish.
  23. To cook, or be cooked, in boiling fat.
  24. To cook in hot oil, lard, or butter.
  25. To vex; worry.
  26. Very young fish.
  27. A multitude of petty persons or things.
  28. A dish of anything fried; agitation.
  29. A swarm or crowd of little fish just spawned; a swarm of young people; aswarm of trifling objects; a salmon smolt.
  30. To dress with fat in a pan over a fire.
  31. To be cooked in a frying pan; to boil; to ferment.
  32. To heat or roast in a pan over a fire; to cook in a pan.
  33. The young brood of fish lately spawned; a swarm of little animals.

Usage examples for fry

  1. Well, then, why shouldn't the small fry, the less select society, have the same chance? – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  2. But we had other fish to fry; and so we went on. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  3. " I'll fry it all right when the time comes. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  4. Every two or three minutes the fry may be seen leaping into the air in the effort to escape, twenty or thirty at a time, and falling with a splash. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  5. " She has another fish to fry," I said. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  6. Fry in butter as many slices of toast as you have slices of fish- lay the fish on the toast, pour the sauce over it, and serve immediately, very hot. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  7. She knows how to fry 'em, an' if she kin see well enough to pick the pin- feathers off it will be all right. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  8. Chop down a few trees and fry your own bacon, and make your own camp, and saddle your own horses- that's what I call living. – Gigolo by Edna Ferber
  9. Naturally, I knew it could not be Macartney, because he could not have got there, even if he had not had other fish to fry at home. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  10. I went up to Eberwich on Wednesday afternoon for a pound of fry for Percival Charles' Thursday dinner. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  11. I'll fry my own fish. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  12. Only I'll have to tell father and then come back here in the morning, Mr. Fry; only- I have, to go home now! – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  13. Net the large fish, and you're sure to have the small fry. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  14. Having got rid of the pirate Fry by this singular manner of receiving gold from him, Smith's vessel was next chased by two French pirates at Fayal. – Captain John Smith by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  15. I should scarcely have believed the fact from the report of the natives, had I not actually seen both the eggs and the young fry in their parents' head. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. It was a little fish, dressed and ready to fry, that was in the tiny bundle. – Four Girls and a Compact by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  17. Fry in a little butter or roll in egg and bread crumbs, and fry in boiling oil. – New Vegetarian Dishes by Mrs. Bowdich
  18. Mrs. Fry hardly deserved more credit for the benevolent impulses of her heart, than for the dignity and urbanity of her manners. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
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