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Verb senses. --Connel MacKenzie 21:46, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

  • bricking it is certainly used in the UK. I'm not certain that its used in other tenses though ("I'm bricking it" / "I was bricking it") Thryduulf 22:03, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Meaning "to enclose a building with bricks?" Or one of the ones given? --Connel MacKenzie 00:57, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
      • No, the meaning is the current second verb definition "(slang) To be a high state of anxiety: "Bricking it"". I think this should be at "bricking it", not "brick" though. I wouldn't be surprised if its origin is a euphemism for "shitting it". It might also be related to "shit a brick". Thryduulf 12:46, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Well, to brick up means to block an opening with brickwork. The other senses are unknown to me. SemperBlotto 08:26, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

The third definition was recently used in a Homestar cartoon, and I have definitely heard it elsewhere. --Bran 04:20, 28 October 2007 (UTC)


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Maning: "a term of endearment for someone who did you a favor". At the least it require some tag, but I have no idea whatsoever which one. Circeus 18:44, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

That is correct, searching for "you're a brick" should bring citable results (I'll look momentarily). As for the tag, it's certainly {{informal}} and {{dated}}, I don't know whether it needs a {{UK}} as well though? Thryduulf 19:09, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Correct, and quite old. --Dmol 21:24, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
That's enough for me, thank you people. Circeus 01:56, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


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Sense: "To be in a high state of anxiety or fright." That regional slang tag is so useful I was going to take it to the tea room, but decided that either it can be cited (which would help us put a region there) or it can't, and we should just delete it.--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:49, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

That's brick it (as the sense line states): it shouldn't be at brick. Equinox 00:31, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Sense deleted. bd2412 T 19:22, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Brick quasi-cite[edit]

    • 2012 According to [the title of] a published article (found via a link from a footnote of the Wikipedia article about IMEIs),[1], the transitive verb to "brick" something (such as a stolen mobile phone) is sometimes used (as of 2012) to mean something that is done intentionally, by or on behalf of the owner, in cases where the phone is (or might have been) stolen.
  1. ^ "Lanier: FCC and Wireless Carriers To Allow Customers To “Brick” Stolen Phones", URL accessed on January 5, 2014.