from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to salute in drinking; to wish well to, in the act of taking the cup; to pledge in drinking.
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“No selyodochka, what a shame,” pipes in Luda, shifting from ridicule of my mother’s refusal to drink to anticipation of a feast.
William Shatner records—and invites all the Canucks he can find to drink to their national identity, such as it is, rocking to The Guess Who “American Wo-man”!
Santa now made a pretty speech in verse, congratulating Ozma on having a birthday, and asking every one present to drink to the health and happiness of their dearly beloved hostess.