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toast

noun uk   /təʊst/  us   /toʊst/

toast noun (BREAD)

A2 [U] sliced bread made warm, crisp (= hard enough to break), and brown by being put near a high heat: a slice of toast I have toast and marmalade for breakfast. I'm having beans on toast for supper.
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toast noun (DRINK)

C1 [C] an expression of good wishes or respect for someone that involves holding up and then drinking from a glass of alcohol, especially wine, after a short speech: Now, if you'd all please raise your glasses, I'd like to propose a toast to the bride and groom. Champagne corks popped and the guests drank a toast to the happy couple.

toast

verb [T] uk   /təʊst/  us   /toʊst/

toast verb [T] (HEAT)

to make bread or other food warm, crisp (= hard enough to break), and brown by putting it near a high heat: Do you want this bread toasted? Can I have a toasted sandwich, please? informal to warm yourself or part of your body: He's just toasting his feet by the fire.

toast verb [T] (DRINK)

to hold up your glass and then drink as an expression of good wishes or respect: We toasted the happy couple.
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