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brick

Definitions


[brɪk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a small rectangular block typically made of fired or sun-dried clay, used in building.

- a large and relatively heavy mobile phone, typically an early model with limited functionality
(e.g: I had one of those Motorola bricks as my first cell phone)

- a generous, helpful, and reliable person
(e.g: ‘You are really a brick, Vi,’ Gloria said)


Phrases:
- London to a brick on
- bang one's head against a brick wall
- brick by brick
- bricks and mortar
- hit a brick wall
- like a ton of bricks
- you can't make bricks without straw

Origin:
late Middle English: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch bricke, brike; probably reinforced by Old French brique; of unknown ultimate origin


[brɪk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- block or enclose with a wall of bricks
(e.g: the doors have been bricked up)

- throw bricks at
(e.g: the pub was attacked and windows in the area were bricked)

- cause (a smartphone or other electronic device) to become completely unable to function, typically on a permanent basis
(e.g: installing an unofficial OS voids the warranty and may brick the phone)

- be extremely worried or nervous.


Phrases:
- London to a brick on
- bang one's head against a brick wall
- brick by brick
- bricks and mortar
- hit a brick wall
- like a ton of bricks
- you can't make bricks without straw

Origin:




definition by Oxford Dictionaries




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