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ice bucket challenge n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014

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exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
v.
die ; kick the bucket ; bite the dust ; push up the daisies
[US];[Fam.];[Fig.] Ex.: They intended to buy a lovely house in North California but unfortunately they bought the farm in a plane crash last summer.
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bucket

  

      n  
1    an open-topped roughly cylindrical container; pail  
2      (Also called)    bucketful   the amount a bucket will hold  
3    any of various bucket-like parts of a machine, such as the scoop on a mechanical shovel  
4    a cupped blade or bucket-like compartment on the outer circumference of a water wheel, paddle wheel, etc  
5      (Computing)   a unit of storage on a direct-access device from which data can be retrieved  
6      (Chiefly U.S.)   a turbine rotor blade  
7      (Austral. and N.Z.)   an ice cream container  
8    kick the bucket  
Slang   to die  
      vb   , -kets, -keting, -keted  
9    tr   to carry in or put into a bucket  
10    intr; often foll by: down   (of rain) to fall very heavily  
it bucketed all day     
11    intr; often foll by: along     (Chiefly Brit)   to travel or drive fast  
12    tr     (Chiefly Brit)   to ride (a horse) hard without consideration  
13    tr     (Austral)  
slang   to criticize severely  
     (C13: from Anglo-French buket, from Old English buc; compare Old High German buh belly, German Bauch belly)  


bucket about  
      vb   intr     (Brit)   (esp. of a boat in a storm) to toss or shake violently  
bucket ladder  
      n  
a    a series of buckets that move in a continuous chain, used to dredge riverbeds, etc., or to excavate land  
b    (as modifier)  
a bucket-ladder dredger     
bucket out  
      vb   tr   to empty out with or as if with a bucket  
bucket seat  
      n   a seat in a car, aircraft, etc., having curved sides that partially enclose and support the body  
bucket shop  
      n  
1    an unregistered firm of stockbrokers that engages in speculation with clients' funds  
2      (Chiefly Brit)   any small business that cannot be relied upon, esp. one selling cheap airline tickets  
rust bucket  
      n  
1    Slang   something that is run-down or dilapidated, esp. a very badly rusted car  
      adj  
  rustbucket  
2    Informal   run-down or dilapidated  
rustbucket factories     
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