In English, there is a very specific meaning of the word ‘toast’; when used as a transitive verb, it means that you raise glasses in celebration of someone or something, eg.
Let's toast the winner of the race!
It can also be used as a noun, to refer to the act itself:
I propose a toast, to the winner of the race!
Is there an equivalent French way to express this notion?
I came across the verb ‘trinquer’, which apparently means ‘to clink glasses’. This seems to have no equivalent in English; would one perhaps use it to mean ‘toast’ in this sense?