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"stuck" in British English

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stuckverb

uk   us   /stʌk/
past simple and past participle ofstick

stuckadjective

uk   us   /stʌk/
B2 unable to ​move, or set in a ​particularposition, ​place, or way of ​thinking: This ​doorseems 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 ​ratherworkoutside. in a ​difficultsituation, or ​unable to ​change or get away from a ​situation: We'd be stuck if ​yoursister hadn't ​offered to come over and ​look after the ​childrentonight.C1 not ​able to ​continuereading, ​answeringquestions, etc. because something is too ​difficult: I'm really stuck - do you have any ​idea 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 ​elsewants to: We were stuck with him for the ​entirejourney!

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(Definition of stuck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stuck" in American English

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stuck

 us   /stʌk/
  • stuck (STICK)

past simple and past participle ofstick

stuckadjective [not gradable]

 us   /stʌk/
unable to move from a ​particularposition or ​place, or ​unable to ​change a ​situation: This ​doorseems to be stuck. I ​hate being stuck at a ​desk all ​day. Ty got stuck with doing the ​laundry.
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