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What is the meaning of "toast"?

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Rebecca

In this context, a "toast" is a tradition where a gathering of people give a short speech and raise their drinks together to celebrate someone or something. You can deliver a "toast" for anything you are celebrating or honoring, but it is usually done at large ceremonies like weddings. Ex: She raised her glass to give a toast to the newly married couple. Ex: I'd like to toast to a Happy New Year.

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