kick the bucket

kick the bucket
verb
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
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She died from cancer

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The children perished in the fire

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The patient went peacefully

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The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

Syn:
Ant: ↑be born (for: ↑die)
See Also: ↑die out (for: ↑die), ↑die off (for: ↑die), ↑die down (for: ↑die)
Derivationally related forms:
passing (for: ↑pass), ↑expiration (for: ↑expire), ↑exit (for: ↑exit), ↑going (for: ↑go), ↑decedent (for: ↑decease), ↑decease (for: ↑decease), ↑death (for: ↑die), ↑Death (for: ↑die)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Hyponyms:
abort, ↑suffocate, ↑stifle, ↑asphyxiate, ↑buy it, ↑pip out, ↑drown, ↑predecease, ↑starve, ↑famish, ↑fall, ↑succumb, ↑yield
Verb Group:
die, ↑fail, ↑go bad, ↑give way, ↑give out, ↑conk out, ↑go, ↑break, ↑break down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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phrasal

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kick the bucket (slang)
To die (perh from dialect bucket a beam from which slaughtered animals are hung)
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Main Entry:bucket
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kick the bucket see under ↑bucket
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Main Entry:kick

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kick the bucket humorous phrase
to die
Thesaurus: to die or to be killedsynonym
Main entry: kick

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see kick I
II

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kick the bucket — see kick, 1
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Main Entry:bucket
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kick the bucket
informal + somewhat old-fashioned : to die

He inherited the house after his uncle kicked the bucket.

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Main Entry:kick

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kick the ˈbucket f3 idiom
(informal humorous) to die
Main entry:kickidiom

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  • kick the bucket — vb to die. The phrase dates from the 17th or 18th centuries and the bucket in question may be either a suicide s prop or, more probably, a British dialect word (also in the form bucker ) for the beam from which slaughtered animals were hung. ►… …   Contemporary slang

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