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English definition of “toast”

toast

noun [C] (DRINK)    /təʊst/ US  /toʊst/
C1 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 .Drinking alcohol
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