Meaning of BRICK in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ brɪk ]

( bricks)


Bricks are rectangular blocks of baked clay used for building walls, which are usually red or brown. Brick is the material made up of these blocks.

She built bookshelves out of bricks and planks.

...a tiny garden surrounded by high brick walls.



If you are banging your head against a brick wall , what you are saying or doing is not having any effect although you keep saying or doing it. ( INFORMAL )

I wanted to sort out this problem with him, but it was like banging my head against a brick wall.

PHRASE : V inflects , usu cont


If you hit a brick wall or come up against a brick wall , you are unable to continue or make progress because something stops you. ( INFORMAL )

After that my career just seemed to hit a brick wall...

PHRASE : V inflects


You can use bricks and mortar to refer to houses and other buildings, especially when they are considered as an investment.

As an investment, bricks and mortar are not what they were.



to come down on somebody like a ton of bricks: see ton

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.