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

1400–50; late Middle English brike < Middle Dutch bricke; akin to break

OTHER WORDS FROM brick

brick·like, brick·ish, adjectiveun·bricked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hit the bricks

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 hit the bricks (1 of 2)

hit the bricks

Go out on strike, as in The union voted to hit the bricks as soon as their contract expired. [Slang; 1940s]

Idioms and Phrases with hit the bricks (2 of 2)

brick

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