We bucketed down that hillside like men possessed, even Blenkiron sticking on manfully among the twists and turns and slithers.
I knew it was hopeless; even as I did so he bucketed and failed to respond.
I've bucketed him up hill and down dale; obliged to, you know.
We felt no kinship to those at home who clung to creature comforts while we bucketed among the stars risking our lives and more.
I took the first turning, and bucketed along a narrow woodland road.
Order was quickly restored, the blazing sail was torn down and bucketed, and the terrified sailors came back to their posts.
And outside the winch groaned and squeaked, down below the pump thumped and bucketed.
mid-13c., from Anglo-French buquet "bucket, pail," from Old French buquet "bucket," which is from a Germanic source, or a diminutive of cognate Old English buc "pitcher, bulging vessel," originally "belly" (buckets were formerly of leather as well as wood), both from West Germanic *buh- (cf. Dutch buik, Old High German buh, German Bauch "belly"), from PIE *bhou-, variant of root *bheu- "to grow, swell" (see be).
Kick the bucket "to die" (1785) perhaps is from unrelated Old French buquet "balance," a beam from which slaughtered animals were hung; perhaps reinforced by the notion of suicide by hanging after standing on an upturned bucket (but Farmer calls attention to bucket "a Norfolk term for a pulley").
To speed; barrel: The kids were bucketing along (1860s+)
brain bucket, someone can't carry a tune in a bucket, drop one's buckets, for crying out loud, go to hell in a handbasket, gutbucket, kick the bucket, lard-bucket, rust bucket, sleaze-bucket, slimebag
a vessel to draw water with (Isa. 40:15); used figuratively, probably, of a numerous issue (Num. 24:7).