bucket noun

ADJ. empty, full | galvanized, metal, plastic | leaky | champagne, ice | water | slop, waste a slop bucket full of scraps of food | mop | coal | fire The sand had spilt from the fire bucket.

VERB + BUCKET fill She filled the bucket with fresh water. | carry | empty, pour, throw She poured the bucket of dirty water down the drain.

BUCKET + VERB be filled with/full of sth, contain sth, hold sth | overflow

PREP. in a/the ~ | ~ of a bucket of oats for the horses

PHRASES a bucket and spade The children ran down to the beach with their buckets and spades. | mop and bucket The cleaner put down his mop and bucket and sat down.