brick wall


Definition of brick wall

1 : a wall made of brick
2 : an immovable block or obstruction the plan ran into a brick wall

Examples of brick wall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My door could have led to anything—a linen closet, a brick wall, an alternate universe. David Canfield,, "First look: Frankly in Love breakout David Yoon returns with another fizzy rom-com," 22 June 2020 President Trump’s supporters would run through a brick wall to vote for him. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Trump campaign raises $14M on president's birthday," 15 June 2020 On the same day that the heron was gulping down a mudbug, a large red-eared slider turtle was spotted swimming from underneath the Robinson Park bridge and making a beeline for a brick wall to its right. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Trail grant means Seabrook will get own ‘mountain’ view," 10 June 2020 The brick wall that had been blocking my view for months had crumbled. Joyce Johnson, The New York Review of Books, "My Abortion War Story," 8 June 2020 The police officer pushing him against a wall, wrapping Frazier’s arms around his back, pushing Frazier’s face against the brick wall of Meijer grocery store as the young boy teared up. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Fear, despair, outrage, hope: Athletes open up on why they joined protests," 6 June 2020 Entry level is the main floor — living room, dining room, kitchen, powder room, the bedroom suite that looks into the brick wall garden. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Architect, sculptor designed $1.9M Bloomfield Hills home for his family," 6 June 2020 Stubbornness is like trying to break down a brick wall with your head. Popular Science, "Nine traits that’ll keep you calm in a life-threatening situation," 2 June 2020 The focus on sustainability can be seen in the use of wooden beams and floors, brick walls, stone surfaces and other reusable materials throughout the house, which is just a short distance away from Hyde Park Square, Back said. Randy Tucker,, "Contemporary Hyde Park rehab hits the market for nearly $1.5M," 30 May 2020

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First Known Use of brick wall

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brick wall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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