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bucket

1. noun In basketball, the hoop and net. He threw from the three-point line, but the ball bounced off the bucket. You've got to put pressure on their defense and keep driving toward the bucket.
2. noun In basketball, an instance of the ball being put through the hoop and net, especially from the three-point line. That's his 10th bucket of the game. If she can sink this bucket, they'll have a shot at winning the game.
3. noun, slang An old, dilapidated car. I've been driving this bucket around for nearly 15 years. I think it's finally time to upgrade.
4. verb To rain very heavily. Primarily heard in UK. It's been bucketing outside for nearly an hour.

buckets

informal A large amount of liquid. It's been raining buckets all morning. It was so hot outside that I was sweating buckets by the time I finished mowing the lawn.
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bucket

1. n. the goal (hoop and net) in basketball. (Sports.) Freddy arced one at the bucket and missed.
2. n. a hoop or basket in basketball. (Sports.) Four buckets in two minutes. Is that a record, or what?
3. n. the buttocks. (see also can.) Sam’s getting a real fat bucket, isn’t he?
4. n. an old car. (From bucket of bolts.) How much did you pay for that old bucket?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Darby replies that "all them are," and further that in all, for months and months, the people "have been down by dozens" and have been carried out dead and dying "like sheep with the rot." Bucket observing to Mr.
Bucket. Whenever they move, and the angry bull's-eyes glare, it fades away and flits about them up the alleys, and in the ruins, and behind the walls, as before.
Bucket, opening another door and glaring in with his bull's-eye.
Bucket, turning his head in the direction of the unconscious figures on the ground.
"Why, what age do you call that little creature?" says Bucket. "It looks as if it was born yesterday." He is not at all rough about it; and as he turns his light gently on the infant, Mr.
"Why, you an't such an unnatural woman, I hope," returns Bucket sternly, "as to wish your own child dead?"
Bucket, "you train him respectable, and he'll be a comfort to you, and look after you in your old age, you know."
Bucket throws his light into the doorway and says to Mr.
Bucket for a little private confabulation, tells his tale satisfactorily, though out of breath.
Bucket has to take Jo by the arm a little above the elbow and walk him on before him, without which observance neither the Tough Subject nor any other Subject could be professionally conducted to Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Bucket mentions that he has the key of the outer door in his pocket and that there is no need to ring.
Bucket, still having his professional hold of Jo and appearing to Mr.
"Now, tell me," says Bucket aloud, "how you know that to be the lady."
"Be quite sure of what you say, Tough," returns Bucket, narrowly observant of him.
"What about those rings you told me of?" asks Bucket.