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sau·té / sôˈtā; sō-/ • adj. 1. fried quickly in a little hot fat: sauté potatoes. 2. Ballet (of a step) performed while jumping. • n. a dish cooked in such a way. • v. (-tés , -téed / -ˈtād/ or -téd, -téing / -ˈtāing/ ) [tr.] cook in such a way: sauté the onions in the olive oil.

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sautélatte, maté, pâté, pattée, satay •concertante • backstay • commedia dell'arte, écarté, Jubilate •fouetté, jeté, mantellette •Deo volente • mainstay • décolleté •cinéma-vérité • diamanté • bobstay •forte, panforte, prêt-à-porter •forestay • sauté • velouté

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sauté To toss in hot fat, from the French sauter, to jump. Sauté potatoes are usually boiled, cut into slices, and cooked in a little fat until lightly browned.

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sauté fried in a pan, being tossed from time to time. XIX. — F., pp. of sauter leap :- L. saltāre, used trans. in causative sense.