One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Open a bottle, especially of wine, and drink from it.‘he likes to crack a bottle of wine with his friends’
drink, swallow, gulp, gulp down, guzzle, slurp, attack, down, drink down, drink up, force down, get down, finish off, polish off, drain, empty, imbibe, have, take, partake of, ingest, consume, sup, sip, lapView synonyms
- ‘At least the achievements gave middle England an excuse to stay up late and crack a bottle of Chardonnay.’
- ‘There is always something to celebrate, always a reason to crack a bottle.’
- ‘She cracked a bottle of beer and poured it over.’
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