bucket down phrasal

bucket down phrasal
verb (I) BrE informal to rain very hard: It's been bucketing down all day.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • bucket down — ˈbucket ˌdown [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bucket down he/she/it buckets down present participle bucketing down past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • bucket down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms bucket down : present tense I/you/we/they bucket down he/she/it buckets down present participle bucketing down past tense bucketed down past participle bucketed down British informal to rain very hard …   English dictionary

  • bucket down — PHRASAL VERB If the rain buckets down, or if it buckets down with rain, it rains very heavily. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P] As soon as we were inside, the rain began to bucket down... [it V P with n] If it hadn t been bucketing down with rain and… …   English dictionary

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  • bucket — [[t]bʌ̱kɪt[/t]] buckets, bucketing, bucketed 1) N COUNT A bucket is a round metal or plastic container with a handle attached to its sides. Buckets are often used for holding and carrying water. We drew water in a bucket from the well outside the …   English dictionary

  • bucket — I UK [ˈbʌkɪt] / US [ˈbʌkət] noun [countable] Word forms bucket : singular bucket plural buckets ** 1) a) a round open container with a handle, used for carrying liquid and substances such as sand or soil b) the things in a bucket, or the amount a …   English dictionary

  • let down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms let down : present tense I/you/we/they let down he/she/it lets down present participle letting down past tense let down past participle let down 1) a) to make someone disappointed by not doing something that… …   English dictionary

  • let down — verb 1. move something or somebody to a lower position (Freq. 7) take down the vase from the shelf • Syn: ↑lower, ↑take down, ↑get down, ↑bring down • Ant: ↑raise ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot down — verb 1. move quickly and violently (Freq. 1) The car tore down the street He came charging into my office • Syn: ↑tear, ↑shoot, ↑charge, ↑buck • See Also: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick the bucket — verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life She died from cancer The children perished in the fire The patient went peacefully The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102 • Syn: ↑die,… …   Useful english dictionary

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