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Pronunciation: /brɪk/

Translation of brick in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 [Constr] ladrillo (masculine) made of brick (hecho) de ladrillo to put one's money into bricks and mortar (British English/inglés británico) invertir* en inmuebles to drop a brick (British English/inglés británico) meter* la pata [colloquial/familiar] you can't make bricks without straw no se puede trabajar sin materia prima (before noun/delante del nombre) a brick wall/house una pared/una casa de ladrillo
    Example sentences
    • Mud and wattle or sun-dried bricks are used in house building in rural areas; well-off families may use concrete blocks.
    • In Guinea, most new small buildings are made of badly fired bricks, and have corrugated metal roofs.
    • Cracked mortar between bricks should also be repointed by carefully removing and replacing any unsound mortar.
    Example sentences
    • Woodlawn is brick, a building material rarely used in early nineteenth-century Maine where lumber was so plentiful.
    • Wall materials such as stucco, cement, brick, plaster, stone, and block are most resistant to high temperatures.
    • The primary building material was large adobe brick, and huge pyramids towered above the city.
    1.2 (toy) cubo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • We hadn't come 5,000 miles to a land of forests to spend our time pining for theme parks made out of little plastic bricks.
    • They're designed to fit together in a stack, just like the famous Danish plastic bricks.
    • Thanks to his wooden toy bricks, he had mastered ‘the laws of practical stability in towers and arches’.
    1.3 (of ice cream) (British English/inglés británico) barra (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Get a brick of white, scent-free glycerin soap from the craft store.
    • Think of a beautiful counter with nothing to chop on it, except a brick of ice.
    • She remembered selling him a brick of hash out of the broken down toilet stall.
  • 2 (reliable person) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], [dated/anticuado], persona (feminine) de confianza
    Example sentences
    • She really is a brick.
    • He's a brick, a chip off the old block, a good 'un.
    • Large, jolly and boisterous, Carol is regarded as something of a brick, and there are sound reasons for the affection she commands.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], lanzar* ladrillos contra or a

Phrasal verbs

brick in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
tabicar*, tapiar

brick up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
tabicar*, tapiar

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