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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…
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