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Definition of a brick

brick

adjective

  • very cold. Usually only used to describe the temperature of a place, e.g. the weather or indoors in a particular location.
    It's brick outside today.
    • See more words with the same meaning: cold.

    Last edited on Mar 23 1999. Submitted by Meeka B. from Harlem, NY, USA on Mar 23 1999.

noun

  • an unintelligent person. Derived from "dumb as a brick."
    That kid is such a brick!

    Last edited on May 15 2002. Submitted by tim g. from Duluth, MN, USA on May 15 2002.

  • a basketball shot in which the ball bounces off the backboard and/or hits the rim, but does not go though the net.
    He keeps on hitting bricks.
    Brick!

    Last edited on Jan 27 2003. Submitted by Fox from Queens, NY, USA on Jan 27 2003.

  • a large quantity of drugs packaged in a brick shape, especially cocaine.
    I'm gonna buy some bricks tonight.
    • See more words with the same meaning: cocaine.
    • See more words with the same meaning: drugs.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Terry S. from Long Island City, NY, USA on Mar 08 2003.

  • an external power transformer that provides power from a wall socket to a laptop, wireless router, projector, etc.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • a piece of electronic equipment that has been rendered inoperable. This usually happens when trying to update the firmware or BIOS of the device, when "jail-breaking", installing new cell-phone ROMs, etc.
    I tried to run some program I got off the web to turn my phone into a wireless hotspot. Now it's a brick.
    • See more words with the same meaning: broken.
    • See more words with the same meaning: computer slang.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • a large cellphone.

    Last edited on Sep 21 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 21 2009.

  • a reliable person. British slang.
    You can always rely on Joe - he's such a brick.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 04 2013.

  • one hundred thousand U.S. Dollars in cash.
    It is going to cost me over a brick to afford this Lamborghini.

    Last edited on Feb 21 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 25 2017.

verb - ambitransitive

  • to bail, ditch, let down, not show up, or do something as promised/agreed to.
    Yeah, Annie planned the whole thing, but now she's bricking.
    Yo, looks like he's gonna brick on the party, but the rest of us are coming.
    Yeah, she planned the whole thing, but then she just bricked.

    Last edited on Feb 21 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 23 2012.

verb - transitive

  • to hit with bricks.
    James's car got bricked last night.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Key on Mar 21 2006.

  • to render a (usually portable) electronic device unusable - i.e. as useful as a brick.
    I bricked my iPhone trying to jailbreak it.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 03 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'broken':

Definitions include: to wreck a vehicle such that repairs would cost more than the value of the (unwrecked) vehicle.
Definitions include: extremely tired.
Definitions include: broken.
Definitions include: To reject or refuse, often in an abrupt or forceful manner.
Definitions include: to stop working.
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Definitions include: having one or more bugs; "buggy".
Definitions include: malfunctioning.
Definitions include: to vomit.
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Definitions include: to kill or destroy.
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: disturbing.
Definitions include: high-grade marijuana.

Other terms relating to 'cocaine':

Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: an ounce of marijuana.
Definitions include: Cocaine, "also yeo, yo-head etc."
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: a strain of marijuana
Definitions include: kill, murder etc.
Definitions include: an eighth of an ounce of cocaine.
Definitions include: an exclamation of happiness.
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Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: N: Cocaine
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.

Other terms relating to 'cold':

Definitions include: cold.
Definitions include: less common spelling of nipply.
Definitions include: cold.
Definitions include: extremely cold.
Definitions include: fast.
Definitions include: "dumb brick", i.e. very cold.
Definitions include: A term for expressing extreme cool or cold temperatures.
Definitions include: of weather or an environment, cold enough to cause nipples to become erect.
Definitions include: extremely cold.
Definitions include: of weather, cold, causing nipples to harden.

Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: acronym for "hot like wasabi", i.e. of an Asian female, attractive.
Definitions include: phrasing used to espouse the belief that something is (or should be) considered a bad idea.
Definitions include: acronym for "get the fuck out", an expression of disbelief.
Definitions include: to stare at.
Definitions include: "Internet BFF", i.e. "Internet Best Friend(s) Forever".
Definitions include: "never mind".
Definitions include: acronym for "love you".
Definitions include: shareware that uses guilt to encourage users to pay the "registration" cost.
Definitions include: acronym for "just shaking my head".
Definitions include: "alright".
Definitions include: acronym for "if I recall correctly."
Definitions include: acronym for "Read the fucking manual."
Definitions include: of input used to test a program or an algorithm, specifically designed to make the test subject perform as poorly as possible.
Definitions include: acronym for "do the right thing".
Definitions include: acronym for "rolling on the floor laughing".

Other terms relating to 'drugs':

Definitions include: a strain of low-quality marijuana.
Definitions include: the drug Ecstasy (MDMA).
Definitions include: an ounce of marijuana.
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: Marijuana cigarette.
Definitions include: a stimulant.
Definitions include: an unattractive or promiscuous female.
Definitions include: a piece of marijuana.
Definitions include: of poor quality; displeasing.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: an attractive person.
Definitions include: LSD ("acid") + Kool-Aid.
Definitions include: a quarter once (1/4 ounce) of illegal drugs.
Definitions include: the THC crystals and hairs from high-grade plant that have been extracted by scraping, shaking, or other various methods.
Definitions include: marijuana.

Other terms relating to 'sports (related to)':

Definitions include: basketball.
Definitions include: an inexperienced surfer, regardless of age.
Definitions include: to body check as in sports (hockey, American football, rugby, etc.)
Definitions include: "mountain bike".
Definitions include: in soccer (football), the kick of a ball through an opponent's legs.
Definitions include: to play with a Hacky Sack (footbag.)
Definitions include: to jog and juggle at the same time.
Definitions include: a very good, trusted friend, often from childhood; "homie"; "boy".
Definitions include: a girl who dress up for a hockey games hoping to get a date with the players.
Definitions include: anabolic steroids.
Definitions include: anabolic steroids used for fast muscle mass building.
Definitions include: in anything, a second chance; "do over".
Definitions include: gossip, secret information.
Definitions include: a stupid or absent-minded person.
Definitions include: in "professional wrestling," a wrestler who intentionally loses to improve the image of the winner.

Other terms relating to 'telephone, phone':

Definitions include: cell phone.
Definitions include: a person or object that erred.
Definitions include: phone.
Definitions include: a friend.
Definitions include: phone number or digits.
Definitions include: to call on a telephone.
Definitions include: a last-minute or previously unplanned request to meet up with someone with the intention of having sex (i.e. getting booty.)
Definitions include: phone number.
Definitions include: to phone or page excessively; to fill up the capacity of some electronic answering service (voice mail, answering machine, one's pager, etc.)
Definitions include: a handgun.
Definitions include: cell phone.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "conference call".
Definitions include: to urinate.
Definitions include: a song.
Definitions include: a five pound note.

Other terms relating to 'to break, ruin, destroy':

Definitions include: high-grade marijuana.
Definitions include: stiff, sore.
Definitions include: to destroy.
Definitions include: to phone or page excessively; to fill up the capacity of some electronic answering service (voice mail, answering machine, one's pager, etc.)
Definitions include: to kill or destroy.
Definitions include: great.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to be under the influence of drugs.
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: to break, to fail.
Definitions include: to destroy.
Definitions include: to break or ruin.
Definitions include: ruined.
Definitions include: to wreck a vehicle such that repairs would cost more than the value of the (unwrecked) vehicle.
Definitions include: to have sex.

Other terms relating to 'unintelligent person, idiot':

Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: a stupid person or someone that you don't know and don't like.
Definitions include: an idiotic or incompetent person.
Definitions include: an unkind person; "jerk"; "asshole".
Definitions include: stupid; useless; dip shit.
Definitions include: an unintelligent celebrity.
Definitions include: idiot, moron.
Definitions include: "moron".
Definitions include: styling.
Definitions include: Someone who acts stupid or does stupid things
Definitions include: unintelligent person; "moron"; "idiot".
Definitions include: a stupid or absent-minded person.
Definitions include: a hypothetical club whose members are not very "bright", meaning intelligent.
Definitions include: someone who is stupid.

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Other terms relating to 'brick':

Definitions include: acronym for "brick-and-mortar".
Definitions include: a "traditional" business with a physical presence.
Definitions include: nice rack
Definitions include: a large muscular person.
Definitions include: anything solid, sturdy, well-built.
Definitions include: of a woman, to be well-endowed.
Definitions include: large, muscular, and strongly built.
Definitions include: very unintelligent.
Definitions include: "dumb brick", i.e. very cold.
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: Couldn't believe it, or make a big deal.
Definitions include: to react with extreme emotion; "freak out".
Definitions include: cold.

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