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Brisk vs. Brick

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Briskadjective

Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action

‘We took a brisk walk yesterday.’;

Bricknoun

(countable) A hardened rectangular block of mud, clay etc., used for building.

‘This wall is made of bricks.’;

Briskadjective

Full of spirit of life; effervescing

Bricknoun

(uncountable) Considered collectively, as a building material.

‘This house is made of brick.’;

Briskadjective

(archaic) sparkling; fizzy

‘brisk cider’;

Bricknoun

(countable) Something shaped like a brick.

‘a plastic explosive brick’;

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Briskadjective

Stimulating or invigorating.

‘This morning was a brisk fall day. It wasn't cold enough for frost, but you wanted to keep moving.’;

Bricknoun

A helpful and reliable person.

‘Thanks for helping me wash the car. You're a brick.’;

Briskadjective

Abrupt, curt in one's manner or in relation to others.

Bricknoun

A shot which misses, particularly one which bounces directly out of the basket because of a too-flat trajectory, as if the ball were a heavier object.

‘We can't win if we keep throwing up bricks from three-point land.’;

Briskverb

To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate.

Bricknoun

(informal) A power brick; an external power supply consisting of a small box with an integral male power plug and an attached electric cord terminating in another power plug.

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Briskadjective

Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.

‘Cheerily, boys; be brick awhile.’; ‘Brisk toil alternating with ready ease.’;

Bricknoun

An electronic device, especially a heavy box-shaped one, that has become non-functional or obsolete.

Briskadjective

Full of spirit of life; effervesc ng, as liquors; sparkling; as, brick cider.

Bricknoun

(firearms) A carton of 500 rimfire cartridges, which forms the approximate size and shape of a brick.

Briskverb

To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; - usually with up.

Bricknoun

(poker slang) A community card (usually the turn or the river) which does not improve a player's hand.

‘The two of clubs was a complete brick on the river’;

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Briskverb

become brisk;

‘business brisked up’;

Bricknoun

The colour brick red.

Briskadjective

quick and energetic;

‘a brisk walk in the park’; ‘a lively gait’; ‘a merry chase’; ‘traveling at a rattling rate’; ‘a snappy pace’; ‘a spanking breeze’;

Brickadjective

Extremely cold.

Briskadjective

imparting vitality and energy;

‘the bracing mountain air’;

Brickverb

To build with bricks.

Briskadjective

very active;

‘doing a brisk business’;

Brickverb

To make into bricks.

Brickverb

(slang) To hit someone or something with a brick.

Brickverb

To make an electronic device nonfunctional and usually beyond repair, essentially making it no more useful than a brick.

‘My VCR was bricked during the lightning storm.’;

Bricknoun

A block or clay tempered with water, sand, etc., molded into a regular form, usually rectangular, and sun-dried, or burnt in a kiln, or in a heap or stack called a clamp.

‘The Assyrians appear to have made much less use of bricks baked in the furnace than the Babylonians.’;

Bricknoun

Bricks, collectively, as designating that kind of material; as, a load of brick; a thousand of brick.

‘Some of Palladio's finest examples are of brick.’;

Bricknoun

Any oblong rectangular mass; as, a brick of maple sugar; a penny brick (of bread).

Bricknoun

A good fellow; a merry person; as, you 're a brick.

Brickverb

To lay or pave with bricks; to surround, line, or construct with bricks.

Brickverb

To imitate or counterfeit a brick wall on, as by smearing plaster with red ocher, making the joints with an edge tool, and pointing them.

Bricknoun

rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material

Bricknoun

a good fellow; helpful and trustworthy

Bricknoun

a small rectangular block typically made of fired or sun-dried clay, used in building.

Bricknoun

bricks collectively as a building material

‘this mill was built of brick’; ‘a large brick building’;

Bricknoun

a small rectangular object

‘a brick of ice cream’;

Bricknoun

a child's toy building block

‘the bricks and other plastic toys then need to be fitted back into their appropriate containers’;

Bricknoun

a large and relatively heavy mobile phone, typically an early model with limited functionality

‘I had one of those Motorola bricks as my first cell phone’;

Bricknoun

a smartphone or other electronic device that has completely ceased to function

‘while updating the firmware the USB cable got disconnected and the phone is now a brick’;

Bricknoun

a generous, helpful, and reliable person

‘‘You are really a brick, Vi,’ Gloria said’;

Brickverb

block or enclose with a wall of bricks

‘the doors have been bricked up’;

Brickverb

throw bricks at

‘the pub was attacked and windows in the area were bricked’;

Brickverb

cause (a smartphone or other electronic device) to become completely unable to function, typically on a permanent basis

‘installing an unofficial OS voids the warranty and may brick the phone’;

Brickverb

be extremely worried or nervous.

Brick

A brick is a type of block used to build walls, pavements and other elements in masonry construction. Properly, the term brick denotes a block composed of dried clay, but is now also used informally to denote other chemically cured construction blocks.

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