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bucket

[ buhk-it ]
/ ˈbʌk ɪt /
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noun
verb (used with object), buck·et·ed, buck·et·ing.
verb (used without object), buck·et·ed, buck·et·ing.
Informal. to move or drive fast; hurry.
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Idioms about bucket

Origin of bucket

1250–1300; Middle English buket<Anglo-French <Old English bucc (variant of būc vessel, belly; cognate with German Bauch) + Old French -et-et

regional variations of bucket

Though both bucket and pail are used throughout the entire U.S., pail has its greatest use in the Northern U.S., and bucket is more commonly used elsewhere, especially in the Midland and Southern U.S.
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How to use bucket in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bucket

bucket
/ (ˈbʌkɪt) /

noun
verb -kets, -keting or -keted

Word Origin for bucket

C13: from Anglo-French buket, from Old English būc; compare Old High German būh belly, German Bauch belly
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bucket

bucket

see drop in the bucket; kick the bucket; rain cats and dogs (buckets); weep buckets.

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