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brick

1. noun, slang A helpful, reliable, steadfast person. Tom has been a real brick during all the trouble we've dealt with this year. I don't think I could have gotten through it all without his support.
2. noun, slang A packaged block of illegal drugs. He was caught with 10 bricks of heroin in his trunk, so he's going to jail for a long, long time.
3. noun, slang In basketball, a shot that misses due to a poor, underpowered throw. She had a chance to win the game at the last second, but she threw up a brick from the three-point line.
4. noun, slang In poker, a card that is of no value to one's hand. Said especially of communal cards. I would have had a full house if the last card were an 8, but I got a brick on the turn and my whole hand became worthless.
5. noun, slang An inoperable electronic device, such as a phone, tablet, or computer. A power surge fried my brand-new table, leaving me with a shiny new brick.
6. verb, slang To cause an electronic device, such as a phone, tablet, or computer, to become completely inoperable. Don't try to use a power adapter other than that came in the box, or it could brick your console. I tried jailbreaking my phone, but I just ended up bricking it instead.
7. verb, slang To attack someone with one or more bricks. The two men were sentenced to five years in prison for bricking someone outside a bar after they had gotten into an argument with him inside.
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brick

1. n. a failed shot (in basketball) that bounces off the rim or backboard. Chalk up another brick for Michael.
2. n. any failure. This whole thing is a mess. Whose brick is this anyway?
3. in. to fail. (From sense 1) The whole project bricked because we sat on the contract too long.
4. tv. to strike or punch someone. (Streets.) That dude just bricked a cop!
5. n. a block of marijuana; a kilo of cocaine. (Drugs.) Man, I can’t afford a brick! Gimme a bag. The police said he was carrying a “brick” of cannabis when arrested.
6. n. a large, brick-shaped, handheld mobile telephone that is a precursor to the modern cellphone. I still have my old “brick,” but I’d be embarrassed to use it, even if it did still work.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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