drink a toast to

drink in honor of a person or thing

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drink a toast to someone — v. drink in honor of a person; drink to the success of a person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drink to — drink to, drink to the health of or drink the health of To drink wine, etc, with good wishes for the health, prosperity, etc of, to toast • • • Main Entry: ↑drink * * * drink (a toast) to celebrate or wish for the good fortune of someone or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • toast — toast1 [tōst] vt. [ME tosten < OFr toster < VL * tostare < L tostus, pp. of torrere, to parch, roast: see THIRST] 1. to brown the surface of (bread, cheese, etc.) by heating in a toaster, over or near a fire, or in an oven 2. to warm… …   English World dictionary

  • drink — [driŋk] vt. drank, drunk or now informal Informal drank, drinking [ME drinken < OE drincan, akin to OHG trinkan, Goth drigkan < ? IE base * dhreĝ , to draw > Sans dhrájas , draft] 1. to take (liquid) into the mouth and swallow it 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • toast — ► NOUN 1) sliced bread browned on both sides by exposure to radiant heat. 2) an act of raising glasses at a gathering and drinking together in honour of a person or thing. 3) a person who is toasted or held in high regard. ► VERB 1) cook or brown …   English terms dictionary

  • toast — toast1 S3 [təust US toust] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: TOAST2;] [Sense: 2; Origin: from the use of pieces of toast to add to the taste of drink] 1.) [U] bread that has been heated so that it is brown on both sides and no longer soft ▪ I had a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toast — toast1 /tohst/, n. 1. sliced bread that has been browned by dry heat. 2. be toast, Slang. to be doomed, ruined, or in trouble: If you re late to work again, you re toast! v.t. 3. to brown, as bread or cheese, by exposure to heat. 4. to heat or… …   Universalium

  • toast — [[t]to͟ʊst[/t]] toasts, toasting, toasted 1) N UNCOUNT Toast is bread which has been cut into slices and made brown and crisp by cooking at a high temperature. ...a piece of toast. 2) VERB When you toast something such as bread, you cook it at a… …   English dictionary

  • toast — I UK [təʊst] / US [toʊst] noun Word forms toast : singular toast plural toasts * 1) [uncountable] bread that has been heated until its outside is brown and hard toast and marmalade a slice of toast beans/cheese/tomatoes on toast 2) [countable] an …   English dictionary

  • toast — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 bread ADJECTIVE ▪ brown (esp. BrE), white, wholemeal (BrE), wholewheat (AmE) ▪ dry ▪ burned ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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