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verb [transitive] informal American English pronunciation: brick /brɪk/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theybrick
he/she/itbricks
present participlebricking
past tensebricked
past participlebricked
  1. to cause a mobile device such as a phone or a tablet to stop working by updating or installing software on it

    The thought of bricking my shiny new phone was scary enough to deter me.

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