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English definition of “toast”

toast

verb [T] (HEAT)    /təʊst/ US  /toʊst/
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?Preparing food using heatPreparing food informal to warm yourself or part of your body: He's just toasting his feet by the fire.Warm
(Definition of toast verb (HEAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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