One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a bucket of cold water’
pail, scuttle, can, tub, pitcher, vessel
1‘it began to rain again, and soon it was bucketing down’
rain heavily, rain cats and dogs, rain hard, pour, pelt, lash, teem, stream, tip, beat, sheet
2‘the car came bucketing out of a side road’
speed, hurry, race, run, sprint, dash, bolt, dart, rush, hasten, hurtle, career, streak, shoot, whizz, zoom, go like lightning, go hell for leather, spank along, bowl along, rattle along, whirl, whoosh, buzz, swoop, flash, blast, charge, stampede, gallop, sweep, hare, fly, wing, scurry, scud, scutter, scramble
belt, pelt, tear, hotfoot it, leg it, zap, zip, whip, scoot, scorch, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell
British bomb, shift, put one's foot down, go like the clappers
North American clip, boogie, hightail, barrel, lay rubber, get the lead out
North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass
archaic post, hie
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