Definition of fried in US English:


  • past and past participle of fry


  • 1(of food) cooked in hot fat or oil.

    ‘a breakfast of fried eggs and bacon’
    • ‘This is a common ingredient in commercial baked goods and in fried foods like French fries.’
    • ‘Years of Southern sausage biscuits, fried foods and gravy had done their damage.’
    • ‘Well, that should give you an idea of the efficiency and appearance of your arteries after a steady diet of fried foods.’
    • ‘Spicy Thailand fare was spread on the table with steamy sesame rice, hotspurs and fried beef in oyster sauce.’
    • ‘These fats are found in red meat, full-fat dairy products and fried foods.’
    • ‘She knew her typical meals of cheese sticks or fried foods needed to change to get the figure she wanted.’
    • ‘They were simple dishes of fried rice, meat buns, steamed vegetables with beef, and freshly cooked fish.’
    • ‘If you want a taste of what the authentic northern dishes are like, try baked bean curd with shrimp roe or the fried vegetables with egg.’
    • ‘Foods high in trans fats include fried foods, cookies, doughnuts and crackers.’
    • ‘After a lunch of fried rice with eggs and peppers, we struck out to meet our elephant transport to another area of the jungle.’
    • ‘Bake the meat roll in the oven with the tomato juice and the fried butter, after adding some water.’
    • ‘Health-conscious people were replacing the fried foods in their diet with cereals.’
    • ‘People in the south of India like spicy fried food and often eat rice and curry.’
    • ‘The catchy name was coined when cooks quieted begging dogs by throwing them scraps of fried dough while dinner was prepared.’
    • ‘Avoid foods with a lot of sugar and fat, such as ice cream, gelatin, pudding and fried foods.’
    • ‘Stay away from fatty foods, fried foods and any junk foods during this time.’
    • ‘I cut out high-fat fried foods and red meat from my diet and instead filled it with fruits and vegetables.’
    • ‘Some alternate breakfast foods include boiled manioc, maize porridge, or fried cakes made of rice flour.’
    • ‘We also ate a lot of mysterious crumbed meats accompanied with fried potatoes.’
    • ‘And steer clear of refined sugars, white flour and fried foods, or at least cut down on them.’
  • 2North American informal predicative Exhausted or worn out.

    ‘I had just come from doing a shoot and I was really fried’
    • ‘Who has not felt frazzled, fried, and finished at some point during his or her career?’
    tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spent
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    1. 2.1 Intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.
      • ‘I went from high school quarterback to fried LSD guy in two years or whatever.’