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stir-fry (ˈstɜːˌfraɪ Pronunciation for stir-fry



-fries, -frying, -fried
  1. 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


(plural) -fries
  1. a dish cooked in this way

Translations for 'stir-fry'

  • British English: stir-fry 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. VERBStir-fry the vegetables until crisp.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fritar rapidamente no óleo quente
  • Chinese: 翻炒
  • European Spanish: sofreír
  • French: faire sauter
  • German: pfannenrühren
  • Italian: saltare in padella
  • Japanese: 炒める
  • Korean: 채소 및 고기등을 센불에 재빨리 볶아 먹는 음식
  • Portuguese: fritar rapidamente no óleo quente
  • Spanish: sofreír

Example Sentences Including 'stir-fry'

Add the greens, season again, and stir-fry until just beginning to wilt.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Heat the oil in a frying pan and stir-fry the meat for five minutes until just pink in the middle.3.
Country Life (2004)
Place the heads in the oil with carrot, onion, garlic, and bouquet garni, and stir-fry for 3 minutes more.
Conil, Jean & Conil, Christopher (ed) A Passion for Food
Season chicken and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until juices are clear.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Serves 4. +Quick tip: Have a packet of frozen peas in your freezer, not just for soup, but for stir-fry , curry or risotto recipes.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
They ate their dinner of stir-fry chicken in the conservatory and afterwards, Stella got Amelia ready for bed.
Cathy Kelly JUST BETWEEN US (2002)
Turn down the heat to medium and stir-fry the pork for another 2 minutes or until done.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
`Right, stir-fry the garlic for about forty seconds, then add the lemon grass and ginger.
Isabel Wolff RESCUING ROSE (2002)


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