bricking


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brick

(brĭk)
n.
1.
a. A molded rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln until hard and used as a building and paving material.
b. Such blocks of clay used as a building material: a house made of brick.
c. An object shaped like such a block: a brick of cheese.
d. Informal A smartphone, tablet, or similar electronic device that connects to the internet that has become inoperable.
2. A dark brownish red.
3. Informal A helpful, reliable person.
4. Basketball A shot that falls short of the basket.
v. bricked, brick·ing, bricks
v. tr.
1. To construct, line, or pave with bricks.
2. To close or wall with brick: bricked up the windows of the old house.
3. Informal To cause to become inoperable. Used especially of electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets, that connect to the internet. I bricked my smartphone when I tried to untether it.
v. intr.
Informal To become inoperable. Used especially of electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets, that connect to the internet.
Idiom:
drop a brick Informal
To make a clumsy social error.

[Middle English brike, from Middle Dutch bricke.]

brick adj.
brick′y adj.

bricking

(ˈbrɪkɪŋ)
n
(Law) slang Austral the falsification of evidence in order to bring a criminal charge
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When family and friends find a new brick for Bill, they usually look for another to send to his bricking buddies in the States.
To prove bricking isn't for nerds, they even have pages of brick jokes, brick trivia and photographs of brick art.