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 for fry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     Fritter.]
     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
                                                    --Fairfax.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
                                                    --Milton.
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              We have burned two frigates, and a hundred and
              twenty small fry.                     --Walpole.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Fry
      n 1: English painter and art critic (1866-1934) [syn: Fry,
           Roger Fry, Roger Eliot Fry]
      2: English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born
         1907) [syn: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: electrocute, fry]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  fry
  
  
      1. vi. To fail. Said especially of smoke-producing hardware failures. More
      generally, to become non-working. Usage: never said of software, only of
      hardware and humans. See fried, magic smoke.
  
      2. vt. To cause to fail; to roach, toast, or hose a piece of
      hardware. Never used of software or humans, but compare fried.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  fry
  
     1. To fail.  Said especially of smoke-producing hardware
     failures.  More generally, to become non-working.  Usage:
     never said of software, only of hardware and humans.  See
     fried, magic smoke.
  
     2. To cause to fail; to roach, toast, or hose a piece of
     hardware.  Never used of software or humans, but compare
     fried.
  

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