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brick

noun uk   us   /brɪk/

brick noun (BUILDING BLOCK)

B2 [C] a rectangular block of hard material used for building walls and houses: The chimney was made of bricks. red-brick houses He was so embarrassed - his face went brick-red (= a dark red).
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brick noun (GOOD PERSON)

[C usually singular] old-fashioned or humorous a very helpful and kind person who can be trusted: Thanks for bringing all that food along to the party, Tony. You're a brick!
Translations of “brick”
in Arabic آجُرّ, قَرْميد…
in Korean 벽돌…
in Malaysian bata…
in French (de/en) brique…
in Turkish tuğla…
in Italian mattone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 磚…
in Russian кирпич…
in Polish cegła…
in Vietnamese gạch…
in Spanish ladrillo…
in Portuguese tijolo…
in Thai อิฐ…
in German der Ziegel…
in Catalan maó…
in Japanese れんが…
in Indonesian bata…
in Chinese (Simplified) 砖…
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