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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.
drop a brick Informal
To make a clumsy social error.

[Middle English brike, from Middle Dutch bricke.]

brick adj.
brick′y adj.


(Building) made of bricks, or like a brick
(Professions) a variant spelling of brickie
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