They toasted the birth of their new baby with champagne.
2DFCto make bread or other food brown by placing it close to heat:
I toasted the cheese sandwiches.
3to sit near a fire to make yourself warm:
Tom was toasting his feet by the fire.
WORD FOCUS: cook WORD FOCUS: cook fry (in oil) boil (in hot water) bake (bread and cakes in an oven) roast (meat or vegetables in an oven) microwave (using a microwave oven) grill/broilAmerican English (using a grill) steam, toast, simmer, poach, barbecue, stir-fry, saute, chargrill raw (not cooked) rare (used about meat that has been cooked for a short time) well-done (used about meat that has been cooked for a long time)cook ➔ See alsocook
Definition of toast from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic COOKING