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bucket

buck·et

bucket

 
pronunciation:
buh kiht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
a drop in the bucket
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cylindrical container, usu. carried by means of a semicircular handle; pail.
 
synonyms:
pail
similar words:
container, receptacle, rub, scuttle, vessel
definition 2: the quantity necessary to fill such a container.
a bucket of sand
synonyms:
pail
similar words:
tub
definition 3: the part of a steam shovel or other machine that is used to scoop up and transport material.
similar words:
pan, receptacle, scoop
phrase: a drop in the bucket
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bucketed, bucketing, buckets
definition: to place or transport in a bucket (often fol. by up or out).
Bucket up those apples.
similar words:
box, pack
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: (informal) to travel fast.
synonyms:
clip
similar words:
dash, hurry, hustle, rush, scurry, scuttle
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