verb (used with object)
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Idioms for brick
- to walk the streets, especially as an unemployed or homeless person.
- to go on strike: With contract talks stalled, workers are threatening to hit the bricks.
- to plan or act on a false premise or unrealistic basis.
- to create something that will not last: To form governments without the consent of the people is to make bricks without straw.
- to perform a task despite the lack of necessary materials.
Origin of brick
OTHER WORDS FROM brickbricklike, brickish, adjectiveun·bricked, adjective
Words nearby brick
Example sentences from the Web for brick
That’s a tall order right now for many brick-and-mortar retailers that were already under pressure and watched foot traffic disappear entirely as the country largely shut down in March in response to the pandemic threat.That Whole Foods is an Amazon warehouse; get used to it|Connie Loizos|September 4, 2020|TechCrunch
Human bones were found buried beneath the platforms, including a stillborn foetus enclosed in a brick.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Jo Marchant|September 2, 2020|Nautilus
Surprisingly, there aren’t many things I miss about a sticks-and-bricks home.5 Portable Grills for All Your Outdoor Cooking Needs|Amy Marturana Winderl|September 2, 2020|Outside Online
HOUSTON — On an afternoon in mid-June, Analleli Solis was walking home from her brother’s house just down the street when she noticed someone she didn’t know retreating from the front door of her modest brick home.The Loan Company That Sued Thousands of Low-Income Latinos During the Pandemic|by Kiah Collier, Ren Larson and Perla Trevizo|August 31, 2020|ProPublica
To check if this coherence time was really caused by the natural radiation, they built a giant shield out of lead brick that could block background radiation to see what happened when the qubits were isolated.Could Quantum Computing Progress Be Halted by Background Radiation?|Edd Gent|August 31, 2020|Singularity Hub
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Once a cadet dropped a brick from a third-story barracks window that barely missed Jackson.
Brooklyn is brick walls, little shops and industrial decoration.
And in Italy, the 16th-century body of an old woman was dug up in 2006 with a brick in her mouth.
They use autoclaves, which work like pressure cookers, instead of brick ovens.
About this time a brick came through the window with a splintering crash, and gave me a considerable of a jolt in the back.Sketches New and Old, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The slight noise in that quiet room sounded to Barney's ears like the fall of a brick wall.The Mad King|Edgar Rice Burroughs
In addition, a brick structure, 46 by 30 ft., provided with a 60-ft.
And Hardwick is a brick; a really true, honest-hearted fellow.A Son of Perdition|Fergus Hume
At one time it brought up in the mud a small stone half the size of an almond; and at another a fragment as large as a brick.The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph|Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
British Dictionary definitions for brick
- a rectangular block of clay mixed with sand and fired in a kiln or baked by the sun, used in building construction
- (as modifier)a brick house
Word Origin for brick
Idioms and Phrases with brick
In addition to the idioms beginning with brick
- bricks and mortar
- bricks shy of a load
- drop a brick
- hit the bricks
- like a cat on a hot brick
- like a ton of bricks
- make bricks without straw
- run into a stone (brick) wall