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Topic: COOKING

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: toster, from Late Latin tostare 'to roast', from Latin tostus, past participle of torrere; TORRID

toast

2 verb
     
toast2 [transitive]
1 to drink a glass of wine etc to thank someone, wish someone luck, or celebrate something
toast somebody/something with something
They toasted the birth of their new baby with champagne.
2DFC to make bread or other food brown by placing it close to heat:
I toasted the cheese sandwiches.
3 to 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
/broil American 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

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