bucket down

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 blowing a gale, I would have had a glorious view.


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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 — Brit. rain heavily. → bucket …   English new terms dictionary

  • bucket down — Verb. To rain heavily. The past tense is bucketing down …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • bucket down — verb To rain heavily …   Wiktionary

  • bucket down —  v. Rain heavily …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bucket down phrasal — verb (I) BrE informal to rain very hard: It s been bucketing down all day …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bucket — ► NOUN 1) a cylindrical open container with a handle used to carry liquids. 2) (buckets) informal large quantities of liquid. 3) a scoop on a waterwheel, dredger, digger, etc. ► VERB (bucketed, bucketing) informal (bucket down) B …   English terms dictionary

  • bucket — buck|et1 S2 [ˈbʌkıt] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Anglo French; Origin: buket, from Old English buc container for pouring liquid, belly ] 1.) an open container with a handle, used for carrying and holding things, especially liquids = ↑pail 2.) also… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bucket — /ˈbʌkət / (say bukuht) noun 1. a vessel, usually round with flat bottom and a semicircular handle, for carrying water, sand, etc. 2. anything resembling or suggesting this. 3. one of the scoops attached to or forming the endless chain in certain… …   Australian English dictionary

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