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Noun: bucket  bú-kit
  1. A roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
    - pail
     
  2. The quantity contained in a bucket
    - bucketful
     
  3. (informal) a large number or quantity
    - shedload [Brit], truckload, gob [N. Amer], bucketload, ton
Verb: bucket  bú-kit
  1. Put into a bucket
     
  2. Carry in a bucket
     
  3. Move along very quickly
    - zoom, zoom along, whizz, whizz along, barrel, rocket, belt
     
  4. [Brit] Rain heavily
    "Put on your rain coat-- it's raining buckets outside!";
    - pour, pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets, chuck [Brit], chuck it down [Brit], teem, tip [Brit]

Derived forms: bucketed, buckets, bucketing

Type of: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, carry, containerful, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, lay, pelt along, place, pose, position, put, race, rain, rain down, rush, rush along, set, speed, step on it, transport, travel rapidly, vessel, zip

Part of: water wheel, waterwheel

Encyclopedia: Bucket