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brick
American English: /brɪk/
British English: /brɪk/

Translation of brick in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (Building) made of brick
    (hecho) de ladrillo
    to put one's money into bricks and mortar (British)
    invertir en inmuebles
    to drop a brick (British)
    meter la pata [colloquial]
    you can't make bricks without straw
    no se puede trabajar sin materia prima
    (before noun) 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)
    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)
    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) [colloquial] [dated]
    persona (feminine) de confianza
    Example sentences
    • Mr. Hall is such a brick, that when we get back he is going to take us all in.
    • 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

  • (British) [colloquial]
    lanzar ladrillos contra
    lanzar ladrillos a

Phrasal verbs

brick in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

brick up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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