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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbucketbuck‧et1 /ˈbʌkɪt/ ●●● S2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 bucket.jpg CONTAINERDTan open container with a handle, used for carrying and holding things, especially liquids syn pail2 (also bucketful)AMOUNT the quantity of liquid that a bucket can holdbucket of 🔊 a bucket of water3 PART OF MACHINETBCa part of a machine shaped like a large bucket and used for moving earth, water etc4 informalLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT a large amount of something 🔊 They were drinking beer by the bucket.bucket of 🔊 They made buckets of cash on the deal.5 weep buckets6 in buckets kick the bucket at kick1(20), → a drop in the bucket at drop2(8)
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bucketOn one wall you see a projected image of a man bathing himself from an enameled bucket.It pays to have friendly neighbours or a large bucket at this stage.The steamy yellow gruel in the bucket splashed out on to the kitchen floor.The bucket has teeth the size of a man, and room to park three stretch limos.Most will walk home later, ashamed that their buckets are empty.bucket ofI needed four buckets of water to wash the car.