When beers in cans or bottles are banged together in rejoice of the company you're with, what is the action called?
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They clinked their bottles. From thefreedictionary:
Less commonly, they chinked bottles. All variants are often followed by the word together.
Because cans don't really make quite the same sound, I might say clunked or clonked or clanked instead if cans were involved. Those vowels suggest a somewhat lower note when struck together.
EDIT: clanked borrowed from @cynthia-hartwig's deleted answer. Can't think of everything!
"They clanked beers" or "They clanked their tankards," along with the following toast:
A cheers: "a drinking toast,"
a toast: "The act of raising a glass and drinking in honor of or to the health of a person or thing."