unbrick (unbricks, present participle unbricking; past and past participle unbricked)

  1. (transitive) To reopen something bricked up.
    • 1963, Muriel Spark, The Girls of Slender Means, London: Macmillan, Chapter 8,
      The skylight, although it had been bricked up by someone’s hysterical order, at that time in the past when a man had penetrated the attic-floor of the club to visit a girl, was not beyond being unbricked by the firemen. It was all a question of time.
  2. (transitive, slang, computing) To repair a device that was bricked (rendered inoperative).
    • 2007, Paul Asadoorian, Larry Pesce, Linksys WRT54G: ultimate hacking (page 327)
      Using JTAG to Unbrick Your Router

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