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toast

noun  /toʊst/ us  

toast noun (BREAD)

[U] sliced bread that has been made brown by being put near a high heat: buttered toast

toast noun (DRINK)

[C] a short speech in honor of someone or in celebration of something, followed by everyone present taking a drink: Ted raised his glass and proposed a toast "to absent friends."

toast

verb [T]  /toʊst/ us  

toast verb [T] (TAKE DRINK)

to make a short speech and take a drink in honor of someone or in celebration of something: At midnight, we toasted the New Year.

toast verb [T] (HEAT BREAD)

to make sliced bread brown by putting it near a high heat: Would you like me to toast your bagel?
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