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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, informal], truckload [informal], barrowload [informal], buttload [N. Amer, informal], gob [N. Amer, informal], bucketload [informal], ton [informal]
Verb: bucket  bú-kit
  1. Put into a bucket
     
  2. Carry in a bucket
     
  3. [Brit, informal] Rain heavily
    "Put on your rain coat-- it's raining buckets outside!";
    - pour, pelt, rain cats and dogs [informal], rain buckets [informal], pelt down [informal], belt down [informal], chuck [Brit, informal], tip [Brit, informal], chuck it down [Brit, informal], teem [informal]
     
  4. [informal] Move or travel very quickly
    "He bucketed along down the hall to receive his guests";
    - rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, hurry, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], barrel [informal], rocket [informal], pelt [informal], belt [informal], wing [informal]

Derived forms: bucketed, buckets, bucketing

Type of: carry, containerful, go, lay, locomote, move, place, pose, position, put, rain, rain down, set, transport, travel, vessel

Part of: water wheel, waterwheel

Encyclopedia: Bucket