Thursday, June 11, 2015

Word of the day: brick

The word of the day is brick:

verb (used with object)

  1. Informal. to cause (an electronic device) to become completely nonfunctional

"I have never seen a work of fiction so perfectly capture the out-of-nowhere shock of discovering that you've just bricked something important because you didn't pay enough attention to a loose wire."

 - Randall Munroe, "The Martian", 10 June 2015 (

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