- to cook (food) quickly by cutting into small pieces and stirring constantly in a lightly oiled wok or frying pan over high heat: a common method of Chinese cookery.
- a dish of stir-fried meat, vegetables, etc.
Origin of stir-fry
First recorded in 1955–60
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A stir-fry pan is a better compromise--like the illegitimate but much-loved child of a saucepan and a wok.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
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Here are a few pointers to help you find the perfect—and most budget-appropriate—olive oil for your next soup, salad, or stir-fry.The Secrets to Buying Olive Oil
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- to cook (small pieces of meat, vegetables, etc) rapidly by stirring them in a wok or frying pan over a high heat: used esp for Chinese food
- a dish cooked in this way
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