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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 'abbreviations (list of)':

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Definitions include: cell phone.
Definitions include: short for cigarette.
Definitions include: a swindle, scam.
Definitions include: "jackass"; "sucker".
Definitions include: a prescription for medicine.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "dunno" or "I dunno", which themselves are abbreviated forms of "I don't know".
Definitions include: "please".
Definitions include: acronym for "piece of shit".
Definitions include: "pervert."
Definitions include: "technology".
Definitions include: short for definitely obvious.
Definitions include: tattoo.
Definitions include: "delicious".
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "paragraph".

Other terms relating to 'broken':

Definitions include: out of place, crooked.
Definitions include: out of sorts, broken, or functioning poorly or improperly; "messed up".
Definitions include: to break, to fail.
Definitions include: under the influence of drugs.
Definitions include: to pester or annoy.
Definitions include: To reject or refuse, often in an abrupt or forceful manner.
Definitions include: messed up, weird.
Definitions include: under the influence of Ecstasy (MDMA).
Definitions include: a bug that makes hardware or software unusable.
Definitions include: to be under the influence of methamphetamine.
Definitions include: great.
Definitions include: very inappropriate.
Definitions include: broken or ruined.
Definitions include: to overwhelm a web site with massive amounts of traffic due to Slashdot linking to it.
Definitions include: under the influence of drugs, often LSD ("acid").

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.
Definitions include: cocaine.
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 "way to go".
Definitions include: acronym for "Oh my God", a general-purpose exclamation.
Definitions include: to use one or more kludges (as described in the noun sense) to solve a problem.
Definitions include: so compatible that even the known bugs of product A were replicated in the "bug-for-bug compatible" product B.
Definitions include: to transform data so that it's easier to process.
Definitions include: to look up someone on the internet.
Definitions include: any email that is unpleasant in tone or content.
Definitions include: the internal portions of some system.
Definitions include: the use of paid employees or contractors - or people who otherwise have a stake - to astroturf.
Definitions include: acronym of "laugh out loud" or "laughing out loud."
Definitions include: video log, running series of short videos posted online.
Definitions include: "later".
Definitions include: computer speak for "elite."
Definitions include: "upvote".
Definitions include: a project that is capable of consuming a practically unlimited amount of time.

Other terms relating to 'drugs':

Definitions include: Ketamine
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: poor quality Marijuana.
Definitions include: MDMA ("Ecstasy")
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: an attractive person.
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: In mountain biking, when the rider is thrown forward over the handlebars as the result of a collision.
Definitions include: an inhalation from a smoking device.
Definitions include: Gamma hydroxybutyrate.
Definitions include: a marijuana cigarette; "joint".
Definitions include: a breast.
Definitions include: male genitalia

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

Definitions include: in baseball, a pitcher.
Definitions include: to be successful.
Definitions include: aggravation.
Definitions include: a motorcycle.
Definitions include: acronym of "original gangsta" meaning an older gangsta.
Definitions include: to ride a surf board with all 10 of one's toes hanging over the edge of the board.
Definitions include: to fight.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: good; excellent; "cool".
Definitions include: In the "sexual contact as baseball achievement" metaphor, means sexual intercourse.
Definitions include: a simple minded person, never cognizant of the world around them; MORON.
Definitions include: in fishing, to catch a fish and then release it back into the water.
Definitions include: head or haircut.
Definitions include: Bad person, moron, idiot.
Definitions include: basketball.

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: "idiot".
Definitions include: a goofy, silly, or slightly strange person.
Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: implies someone who is (sometimes) not too bright, unkempt, nerdy.
Definitions include: a dumb, stupid, lame, or slow person.
Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: "moron".
Definitions include: an unintelligent person.
Definitions include: a very unintelligent person; "moron"; "imbecile".
Definitions include: styling.
Definitions include: someone who is stupid.
Definitions include: stupid or dumb.
Definitions include: an unintelligent person.
Definitions include: making fun of someone that did something stupid.

Slang terms with the same root words

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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