brick

[ brik ]
/ brɪk /

noun

verb (used with object)

to pave, line, wall, fill, or build with brick.
Informal. to cause (an electronic device) to become completely nonfunctional: I bricked my phone while doing the upgrade.

adjective

made of, constructed with, or resembling bricks.

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Idioms for brick

Origin of brick

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English brike, from Middle Dutch bricke; akin to break

OTHER WORDS FROM brick

bricklike, brickish, adjectiveun·bricked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brick

brick
/ (brɪk) /

noun

verb (tr)

(usually foll by in, up or over) to construct, line, pave, fill, or wall up with bricksto brick up a window; brick over a patio
slang to attack (a person) with a brick or bricks

Word Origin for brick

C15: from Old French brique, from Middle Dutch bricke; related to Middle Low German brike, Old English brecan to break
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Idioms and Phrases with brick

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