Meaning of BRICK in English
a house of red ~
▪ adobe , clay , concrete , glass , mud
▪ house ( BrE )
VERB + BRICK
Chuck decided to lay the ~s himself.
We rebuilt the fireplace using salvaged ~s.
▪ hurl ( esp. BrE ), throw
BRICK + NOUN
▪ building , house , structure
▪ works (usually brickworks )
He got a job at the local brickworks.
▪ in ~ , of ~
houses of ~
▪ ~ by ~
They moved the whole house, ~ by ~.
▪ ~s and mortar ( figurative )
to invest in ~s and mortar
▪ a course of ~s
They put an extra course of ~s around the pool.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012