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to cook a food in a small amount of oil or fat

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1941; opposite of deep-fry

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shallow-fried, adj; shallow-frying, n's 21st Century Lexicon
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A realistic, lower-quality camera effect used originally in advertisements and documentaries to simulate a sense of urgency or excitement: shaky cam on ''NYPD Blue''

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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