"Brick" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zhuān brick / CL:塊|块[kuai4]
 zhuān tou brick
 zhuān kuài brick
 zhuān shí brick
 zhuān brick
 dài má zhuān brick
 dú zhuān brick
 dà gē dà cell phone (bulky, early-model one) / brick phone / mob boss
 bǎn zhuān (dialect) wall brick
 pèng bì to hit a wall / (fig.) to hit a brick wall / to hit a snag / to have the door slammed in one's face
 shí tǐ diàn brick and mortar business / physical (rather than online) retail store
 zuān niú jiǎo jiān lit. to penetrate into a bull's horn (idiom) / fig. to waste time on an insoluble or insignificant problem / to bash one's head against a brick wall / a wild goose chase / a blind alley / to split hairs
 tǔ pī mud brick / adobe / unfired earthenware
 nài huǒ zhuān refractory brick / firebrick
 zhuān yáo brick kiln
 bīng zhuān ice-cream brick
 kàng kang (a heatable brick bed) / to bake / to dry by the heat of a fire
 qiāo mén zhuān lit. a brick as a door knocker (idiom) / fig. a temporary expedient / to use sb as a stepping stone to fortune
 pāo zhuān yǐn yù lit. throw out a brick and get jade thrown back (idiom) / fig. to attract others' interest or suggestions by putting forward one's own modest ideas to get the ball rolling
 yǐn yù zhī zhuān lit. a brick thrown to prompt others to produce a jade (idiom) / fig. a modest suggestion intended to prompt others to come forward with better ideas
 qīng táng wǎ shè brick house with a tiled roof
 tǔ kàng heated brick common bed
 yá xiàn cliff barring the way / fig. brick wall
 biāo zhuān marker brick (in building) / keystone
 zhuān shí tǎ brick pagoda
 zhuān yáo chǎng brick kiln
 zhuān hóng tǔ red brick clay
 yáo chǎng brick kiln
 měi zhuān magnesium brick (refractory material)
 zuān niú jiǎo lit. honing a bull's horn / fig. to waste time on an insoluble or insignificant problem / to bash one's head against a brick wall / a wild goose chase / a blind alley / to split hairs / same as idiom 鑽牛角尖|钻牛角尖
 hēi zhuān yáo lit. black brick kiln / factories that acquired notoriety in 2007 for slave labor
 gōu fèng to point a brick wall / to grout a tiled surface
 kàng chuáng heatable brick bed
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