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English definition of “stuck”

stuck

adjective [never before noun]
 
 
/stʌk/
NOT MOVE B2 not able to move anywhere: My car got stuck in a ditch. We were stuck at the airport for twelve hours.Immobility
NOT CONTINUE not able to continue reading, answering questions, etc because something is too difficult: I keep getting stuck on difficult words.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
be stuck with sb/sth to have to deal with someone or something unpleasant because no one else wants to: Whenever we eat out, I always get stuck with the bill.Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of stuck adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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