I. transitive verb Date: 1959 to fry quickly over high heat in a lightly oiled pan (as a wok) while stirring continuously intransitive verb to prepare food by stir-frying it II. noun Date: 1959 a dish of something stir-fried

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stir-fry — stir fries, stir frying, stir fried 1) VERB If you stir fry vegetables, meat, or fish, you cook small pieces of them quickly by stirring them in a small quantity of very hot oil. This method is often used in Chinese cookery. [V n] Stir fry the… …   English dictionary

  • stir-fry — stir fry1 past tense and past participle stir fried present participle stir frying third person singular stir fries v [T] to cook small pieces of food quickly by moving them around continuously in very hot oil ▪ stir fried vegetables stir fry 2… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stir-fry — stir ,fry verb transitive to cook food quickly by moving it around in hot oil: stir fried vegetables ╾ stir ,fry noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stir-fry — [stʉr′frī΄] vt. stir fried, stir frying in Chinese cooking, to fry (diced or sliced vegetables, meat, etc.) very quickly in a wok, with a little oil, while stirring constantly n. a dish prepared in this way …   English World dictionary

  • stir-fry — stir′ fry v. t. fried, fry•ing, coo to prepare (food) by cooking it quickly in a small amount of oil over high heat • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • stir-fry — ► VERB ▪ fry rapidly over a high heat while stirring briskly …   English terms dictionary

  • stir-fry — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms stir fry : present tense I/you/we/they stir fry he/she/it stir fries present participle stir frying past tense stir fried past participle stir fried to cook food quickly by moving it around in hot oil stir… …   English dictionary

  • stir fry — verb fry very quickly over high heat stir fry the vegetables in a wok • Topics: ↑cooking, ↑cookery, ↑preparation • Hypernyms: ↑fry • Verb Frames: Somethin …   Useful english dictionary

  • stir-fry — verb (T) to cook something by mixing it in hot oil for a short time: stir fried vegetables stir fry noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stir-fry — verb Stir fry is used with these nouns as the object: ↑vegetables …   Collocations dictionary

  • ˈstir-ˌfry — verb [T] to cook food quickly by moving it around in hot oil ˈstir ˌfry noun [C] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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