Meaning of BRICK in English

BRICK

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a brick/stone/wooden building

The farmhouse is a long stone building about a century old.

brick red

came down on...like a ton of bricks (= very severely )

I made the mistake of answering back, and she came down on me like a ton of bricks .

stone/brick/concrete wall

The estate is surrounded by high stone walls.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

high

It had tiny windows like a prison, and a high brick wall all round it.

From behind high brick walls, you can hear bubbling fountains.

The whole playground was surrounded by a four foot high brick wall with buttresses at about every ten feet.

There was a high brick wall around it.

The interior is in simple, brick design with high vaults and brick piers and marble columns.

This bridge was a high brick arch viaduct, well clear of the tramway.

The garden was cut off from its neighbour by a high red brick wall.

hot

She was used to draughty spaces, soaring walls, a nightly ritual of wraps and hot bricks in winter.

If Kirov chose, he could drop Vologsky, and Operation Cuckoo, like a hot brick .

large

The Rotonda is a large , simple brick structure, built in 1695 as a cemetery for the dead of Ospedale Maggiore.

This was a large mock-classical brick building, with columns and pediments.

It has large brick works, engineering works and freezing factories.

One mile to the south of the village lies Sand Hall, a large brick building erected in 1774.

Weather conditions being favourable, the committee ordered the making of a large quantity of bricks .

The Fu family's house is large , with brick walls, electricity and a black-and-white television.

The children began to sort large rectangular bricks into one pile.

A large , brick building, it has a tall nave, choir and transepts and apsidal choir termination.

old

If fire brick is not available to the forge builder, old red brick will do.

The old brick walls; small windows; half dark.

Next door was an old brick garage, which I converted into a cottage for my Nan.

I had lost her face and I felt my own features fall apart like an old brick hotel in a Frisco earthquake.

The small untidy garden at the back of Merrill's flat faced south, trapping the warmth between its old brick walls.

Despite the problems, old brick rowhouses are not inherently dangerous.

The old bricks were still scattered over the foreshore.

red

The two-storey, nineteenth-century Gothic, red brick building is currently buried in undergrowth.

As they leaned against a red brick wall, a portly prison system official swabbed at the sweat trickling into his collar.

The rectory was a dour red brick house with ivy-clad walls where birds would soon be nesting.

I clipped an advertisement from Life showing a little girl looking out of a single apartment window set in red brick .

The complex includes offices, stables and other ancillary buildings of red brick .

He and Maurine built a one-bedroom red brick bungalow in the yard where Hayes had kept mules as a boy.

These extensions were all done in red brick to fit in with the original structure.

solid

It was brick , solid brick.

In their place a solid row of brick facades pressed the old building tightly on each side.

The tower was about 10 metres high and had solid masonry of brick and stone about 2 metres thick.

On top of this was a solid brick monument with an upright stone.

Before 1930 most houses were built with solid brick walls.

Buy the correct length to go through handrail and plaster and into solid brick , block or stone behind.

yellow

Black, yellow and white bricks were introduced to give a pattern, as were also small quantities of other materials.

Dorothy helped him over the fence, and they started along the path of yellow brick for the Emerald City.

The factory is a three-storey building of yellow brick .

She bade her friends good-bye, and again started along the road of yellow brick .

But the mythology of footwear began long before Dorothy stepped on to the yellow brick road.

The yellow brick clinic stands vacant.

There were several roads near by, but it did not take her long to find the one paved with yellow brick .

The yellow brick of elevator buildings like his own.

■ NOUN

building

This was a large mock-classical brick building , with columns and pediments.

Today, the National Park Service offers boat tours along the canals, narrow quiet canyons between imperious five-story brick buildings .

One mile to the south of the village lies Sand Hall, a large brick building erected in 1774.

They spread out in front of the red brick buildings , whose ramparts produce a castle-like appearance.

The two-storey, nineteenth-century Gothic, red brick building is currently buried in undergrowth.

Most of the housing consists of squat, square and entirely functional brick buildings dating from the mid-1930s.

The vicarage house is a handsome brick building in the Gothic style.

Most brick buildings have walls that are flat over large areas.

dust

The House also distinguished McGhee, as in that case the plaintiff's injury was caused by the brick dust .

It meant brick dust and disorder.

The soil is the colour of brick dust , with only deep dry gullies to show that water ever flowed here.

house

Instead I was directed to a three-roomed brick house with corrugated iron roofing.

Row after row of modest little brick houses are interspersed with delis and corner restaurants.

On the western side of Louth is Thorpe Hall; a beautifully mellow brick house with lichen-clad roof.

It was a timeless scene: a brick house , a mown meadow, a man and his boy playing ball.

The rectory was a dour red brick house with ivy-clad walls where birds would soon be nesting.

The Glen-Gery New York offices are in a nineteenth-century brick house , overlooking a tree-shaded courtyard.

This was a frankly proletarian town, laid out in regular rows of plain brick houses .

New brick houses were being built to replace prettier but more fragile jhumpas.

kiln

In 1910 Hilton Anderson's foreman bricklayer was killed when he fell while demolishing a brick kiln .

The 300 or so brick kilns of Juarez are just part of the problem.

His body was wheeled off in a peat barrow and cremated in the local brick kiln .

Each whale ship carries its own brick kiln , above which are two big shining pots.

mud

However, even disintegrated mud brick can help to assess rebuilding phases in Penivian villages or Near Eastern tells.

Even today many members of these tribes live in multi-occupation dwellings made from sun-dried mud bricks known as adobe.

Archaeologists found it in a boat-shaped tomb 29m long, made out of mud bricks and buried deep in the sand.

The ground was covered with crumbling mud bricks , heaps of cracked white stone.

oven

The baker, with his back to her, was shovelling more loaves from the brick oven .

On a small scale it re-creates the effects of a brick oven on a loaf of bread.

Building a brick oven is one way to tap into that worldview.

I will admit, however, that brick ovens do make exceptional breads with great crust.

structure

The Rotonda is a large, simple brick structure , built in 1695 as a cemetery for the dead of Ospedale Maggiore.

The school holds over 2, 500 young people in a massive brick structure that can only be described as foreboding.

A permanent brick structure will require more space.

Externally, the church is a simple and dignified brick structure , its lack of decoration suggesting a very early constructional date.

Male speaker It's basically a massive brick structure carrying the water of the Bear brook through Aylesbury.

wall

The brick walls and paving of the front garden are clean and tidy, but rather harsh.

After the first day I felt like I had run into a brick wall .

Apparently, Marr had been driving with his wife when he spun out of control and smashed into a brick wall .

From behind high brick walls , you can hear bubbling fountains.

The face relaxed and slid from view, the brick wall clouded and the screen blacked.

A brick wall would be put upa labor.

In the street Dexter watched three kids start to kick a football against a brick wall .

Exposed the original brick walls , hung lamps with straw bonnets for shades, put in a small mahogany bar.

■ VERB

build

Houses built of brick and flint, of indeterminate age but generally not of this century started to appear.

The church was built of brick and chicken wire.

The exterior is built in simple brick and stone courses and, like the interior has been restored a number of times.

One built a house of straw, one built a house of sticks, one built a house of bricks .

Lego should not get away with simply building a plastic brick replica of Yosemite Valley and other landmarks.

Scott's building was formerly the Midland Grand Hotel, and is built of brick with stone dressings.

He and Maurine built a one-bedroom red brick bungalow in the yard where Hayes had kept mules as a boy.

construct

But it has endured because it was constructed of brick and volcanic rock between 1783 and 1792.

drop

They drop their bricks and sticks, and run as if the hounds of hell are at their heels.

Now, suppose that you were to file through the cement and drop the bricks side by side as before.

If we heard the Colonel's car draw up, of course I had to drop my bricks and run.

No wonder, perhaps, that Seaman dropped a brick .

hit

Now she has hit a brick wall and has written to me to highlight the problem.

When he was hit with the brick , he never told his parents.

Must rising wages and expanding production hit a brick wall, leading to layoffs and falling output?

Each time the ball hits the wall a brick disappears and you're closer to your aim of breaking down the wall.

No soap box, no stump speech, no calling out, in a beer-barrel voice, to hit the bricks .

And it stops you having to hit them with a brick .

The car hit a brick wall!

lay

Trying to raise efficiency and morale without first setting this structure to rights is like trying to lay bricks without mortar.

They come in a range of colours and textures, and can be laid just like bricks .

make

He had built a big new house in the valley, beside the best clay for making good hard bricks .

She took off her muff and laid it down on the rough table made of planks and bricks .

After a while they make adobe bricks and build their houses by stages, one room followed by another.

The dome is made of brick with thick mortar joints.

This will make bricks and tiles even more expensive, and in turn reduce demand.

He started with making building bricks from it.

You see we still insist on making our handmade bricks in the same painstaking way we've always made them.

Archaeologists found it in a boat-shaped tomb 29m long, made out of mud bricks and buried deep in the sand.

run

When scientists attempt to unravel the mysteries of the past they always run up against a brick wall.

So after they ran into all these brick walls, they had no place else to go.

After the first day I felt like I had run into a brick wall.

I kept running into brick walls and making mistakes.

He ran into a brick wall.

set

It hung on the outside of the small wrought-iron gate set in the brick wall at the main entrance.

She plopped down too much mortar, smoothed it out and set a brick on it.

Gas Aga which serves central heating and domestic hot water and set in most attractive brick recess with exposed beam over.

Turn it back again and set on three bricks .

Having set our investment in bricks and mortar, we're now setting our sights on the future.

throw

More than 20 shops were looted, some by hooligans who threw stones and bricks through windows.

Some one threw a brick through his dining room window.

I threw a brick through the window, ran away and then came back and did it again.

People throw bricks , fight cops, disrupt Sunday services in churches, and spill blood all over the floor.

She threw the brick over to the bonfire site and attacked with the fork again.

When Angelina Weld took her turn, the crowd outside started throwing bricks through windows.

However, neither Bush nor the protesters who throw bricks at him seem to get it.

use

Building towers of different sized bricks but using bricks in one-to-one correspondence, probably with the teacher's guidance.

Construction method would be single walled using concrete blocks and bricks .

Your design can be created, using bricks and stones to make interesting shapes or by using herbs alone.

About 200 thugs used bricks , crowbars and stones.

They used sun-dried bricks widely, their bricks being of Lydian proportion, thin and measuring about 12 × 18 inches.

The viaduct was built by Thomas Brassey to a design by Lewis Cubbitt, using locally made bricks , in 1848-50.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be (like) banging/bashing etc your head against a brick wall

be like talking to a brick wall

be/come up against a (brick) wall

She swam in what she hoped was the direction of the stairs, only to come up against a wall .

come down on sb like a ton of bricks

drop a clanger/brick

No wonder, perhaps, that Seaman dropped a brick.

hit a (brick) wall

A man and his woman pillion passenger died instantly when they lost control of the machine and hit a wall.

But by the mid-1970s, his career apparently hit a wall.

But then Sumlin came on and hit a wall.

He hit a wall hard enough to briefly ignite a magnesium wheel, but refused to slow down.

He died because his car hit a wall.

In these sessions, men generally will talk about the conflicts between job and family, but then hit a wall.

Must rising wages and expanding production hit a brick wall, leading to layoffs and falling output?

Now she has hit a brick wall and has written to me to highlight the problem.

hit sb like a ton of bricks

The news of her accident hit me like a ton of bricks.

lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc

Compact the base, then lay concrete, using a 1 cement to 5 parts ballast mix.

During the week I found work in town painting houses, laying carpets and delivering telephone books.

Trying to raise efficiency and morale without first setting this structure to rights is like trying to lay bricks without mortar.

Why didn't he lay concrete you ask?

like a cat on hot bricks

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Janet's a real brick .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A sudden gust of rain dashed against the red bricks that were already stained in patches by water.

Helen piled bricks up in front of the stove, climbed up on them and began dropping the clothes in.

Inside, the church has cream-washed walls, a brick floor and green painted pews.

Ornate patterns are carved into the bricks framing the entrance.

Stack bales like giant bricks to make the walls.

Striding away from the house, Carolyn stubbed her toe badly on a brick end and had to sit down to nurse it.

That was a real building, with real bricks.

The 300 or so brick kilns of Juarez are just part of the problem.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be (like) banging/bashing etc your head against a brick wall

be/come up against a (brick) wall

She swam in what she hoped was the direction of the stairs, only to come up against a wall .

come down on sb like a ton of bricks

hit sb like a ton of bricks

The news of her accident hit me like a ton of bricks.

like a cat on hot bricks

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