noun ADJ. red a house of red brick VERB + BRICK lay learning to lay bricks properly BRICK + NOUN wall | building | works He got a job at the local brick works. PREP. in/of ~ houses of brick PHRASES brick by brick They moved the whole house, brick by brick. | bricks and mortar investing in bricks and mortar | a course of bricks They put an extra course of bricks round the pool.
Oxford Collocations Dictionary
brick up sth
[ M ]
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.
baked clay blocks:
Many buildings are built of brick.
In addition to the idioms beginning with BRICK, Also see DROP A BRICK; HIT THE BRICKS; LIKE A CAT ON A HOT BRICK; LIKE A TON OF BRICKS; MAKE BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW; RUN INTO A STONE (BRICK) WALL.
American Heritage Idioms