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English noun: Fry

1. Fry (person) English painter and art critic (1866-1934)

SynonymsRoger Eliot Fry, Roger Fry

Instance hypernymart critic, painter

Member meronymBloomsbury Group

2. Fry (person) English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)

SynonymsChristopher Fry

Instance hypernymdramatist, playwright

3. fry (person) a young person of either sex

SamplesShe writes books for children.
They're just kids.
`tiddler' is a British term for youngster.

Synonymschild, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

Broader (hypernym)juvenile, juvenile person

Narrower (hyponym)bairn, bambino, buster, changeling, child prodigy, foster child, foster-child, fosterling, imp, infant prodigy, kiddy, kindergartener, kindergartner, monkey, orphan, peanut, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, poster child, preschooler, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, silly, sprog, street child, toddler, tot, urchin, waif, wonder child, yearling

Part holonymchild's body

English verb: fry

1. fry (stative) be excessively hot

SamplesIf the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)heat, heat up, hot up

2. fry (change) cook on a hot surface using fat

SamplesFry the pancakes.

ExamplesThe chefs fry the vegetables

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook

Narrower (hyponym)deep-fat-fry, deep-fry, french-fry, frizzle, griddle, pan-fry, saute, stir fry

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

3. fry (social) kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair

SamplesThe serial killer was electrocuted.

ExamplesThey want to fry the prisoners


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

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