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stuck

verb uk   /stʌk/ us  
past simple and past participle of stick

stuck

adjective uk   /stʌk/ us  
B2 unable to move, or fixed in a particular position, place, or way of thinking: This door seems to be stuck - can you help me push it open? Seven of us were stuck in the lift for over an hour. I hate being stuck (= having to be) behind a desk - I'd rather work outside. in a difficult situation, or unable to change or get away from a situation: We'd be stuck if your sister hadn't offered to come round and look after the children tonight.C1 not able to continue reading, answering questions, etc. because something is too difficult: I'm really stuck - do you have any ideas how to answer these questions?be stuck with sb/sth C2 to have to deal with someone or something unpleasant because you have no choice or because no one else wants to: We were stuck with him for the entire train journey!
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