brick

brick
1 /brIk/ noun
1 (C, U) a hard block of baked clay used for building walls, houses etc: a brick wall
2 (C) BrE a small square block of wood, plastic etc used as a toy
3 (C) old-fashioned a good person who you can depend on when you are in trouble: Janet's a real brick.
4 you can't make bricks without straw used to say you cannot do a job if you do not have the necessary materials
-see also: bang your head against a brick wall bang 1 (5), drop a brick drop 1 (34), come down on sb like a ton of bricks ton (5) 2 verb brick sth off phrasal verb (T) to separate an area from a larger area by building a wall of bricks: Some of the rooms had been bricked off. brick sth up/in phrasal verb (T) to fill or close a space by building a wall of bricks in it: bricked up windows

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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