[ stur-frahy ]
/ ˈstɜrˌfraɪ /
verb (used with object), stir-fried, stir-fry·ing.
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.
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Origin of stir-fry
First recorded in 1955–60
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Examples from the Web for stir-fry
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British Dictionary definitions for stir-fry
/ (ˈstɜːˈfraɪ) /
verb -fries, -frying or -fried
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
noun plural -fries
a dish cooked in this way
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