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brick up sth

verb uk phrasal verb with brick   /brɪk/ us  
to build a wall of bricks around something, or to fill something with bricks: The doors and windows had been bricked up to prevent squatters from getting in.
Translations of “brick up sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 用磚砌牆圍住, 用磚堵住…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用砖砌墙围住, 用砖堵住…
(Definition of brick up sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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