verb (used with object)
- 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
Related formsbrick·like, brick·ish, adjectiveun·bricked, adjective
Examples from the Web for bricker
The noise was not repeated a third time, but Captain Bricker had heard enough to make him believe that someone remained below.
Captain Bricker asked Salt for the picture which he intended to take to police headquarters.
Captain Bricker, in charge of the squad, strode to the Snark and called loudly: “Ahoy, there!”
Captain Bricker cut the young man free, and pulled the gag from his mouth.
British Dictionary definitions for bricker
- 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 bricker
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