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The answer TOAST is seen frequently, appearing about once every 160 puzzles.

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TOAST as a noun:

1. slices of bread that have been toasted
2. a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention; "he was the toast of the town"
3. (goner, toast) = a person in desperate straits; someone doomed; "I'm a goner if this plan doesn't work"; "one mistake and you're toast"
4. (pledge, toast) = a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event

TOAST as a verb:

1. (crispen, toast, crisp) = make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"; "crisp potatoes"
2. (toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail) = propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"