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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌkət; ˈbʌkɪt/

Translation of bucket in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (container) balde (masculine) or (Spain/España) cubo (masculine) or (Mexico/México) cubeta (feminine) or (Venezuela) tobo (masculine) to kick the bucket [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] estirar la pata [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] to leak like a rusty bucket [colloquial/familiar] his alibi leaks like a rusty bucket su coartada hace agua por todas partes
    Example sentences
    • Sections of bamboo or plastic buckets are used to carry water from nearby streams for cooking and washing.
    • He still dumps the milk in buckets and carries the buckets to the milk tank.
    • The beans are poured from the buckets into smaller metal bins, and pickers are paid based on the number of bins they fill.
    1.2 (bucketful) a bucket of water un balde or (Spain/España) un cubo or (Mexico/México) una cubeta or (Venezuela) un tobo de agua to rain buckets llover* a cántaros to cry buckets llorar a lágrima viva or [colloquial/familiar] a moco tendido 1.3 (scoop — on mechanical shovel) cuchara (feminine); (— on waterwheel, dredger) cangilón (masculine); (— on digger) pala (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Too much water will make the buckets unstable and they may tip over.
    • A wooden or metal wheel with paddles or buckets of some kind are attached to the outside so that when set in a watercourse it will rotate as a result of pressure from the movement of the water.
    • Water pours into the top bucket at a steady rate and gives the system energy while water leaks out of each bucket at a steady rate and removes energy from the system.
    Example sentences
    • As the belt with the buckets was lowered into the hold of a ship, the buckets would scoop up the grain and hoist it up into the structure where it was dropped into tall bins.
    • He then placed the buckets closer together and was then able to achieve 1800 or 2000 bushels an hour.
    • The grain would be lifted up in buckets attached to a conveyor belt to the top of the elevator and then distributed into storage bins by a movable spout.
    Example sentences
    • This company also makes use of quick couplers on its loaders, so the bucket can quickly be attached or removed from the loader.
    • His arm was crushed by a large bucket on a digger.
    • So he called his dad who brought up the tractor, and he got into the digger bucket and they maneuvered it up high into the tree and rescued her.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

(especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]
  • 1 (go fast) bucket (along) [vehicle] ir* a gran velocidad
  • 2

    bucket (down)

    it's bucketing (down) está lloviendo a cántaros

Phrasal verbs

bucket about

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[boat] dar* tumbos

Definition of bucket in:

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