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propose a toast (or propose someone's health)

Definition of propose a toast or propose someone's health in English:

Ask a group of people at a social occasion to drink to the health and happiness of a specified person: the Lord Mayor proposed a toast to the Queen
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  • She proposed a toast to our health (the usual) and sat back down amid clapping.
  • I take three glasses from the cupboard, remove a bottle from the case, pop the cork, fill the glasses, and propose a toast to their health.
  • When I mentioned a party where I'd proposed a toast, he said with a trace of regret, ‘I'm told you speak very well.’
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