Discuss

To discuss a bottle. To drink one with a friend. Same as “ crush ” or “crack a bottle.” (Discuss is the Latin dis-quatio; French, casser. The Latin quassa're vasa is to break a drinking-vessel.)

“We all ... drew round the table, an austere silence prevailing, while we discussed our meal.”-

E. Brontë: Wuthering Heights, chap. ii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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