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English definition of “brick”

brick

noun uk   /brɪk/ us  

brick noun (BUILDING BLOCK)

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

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!
(Definition of brick from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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