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English definition of “stuck”

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.Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the same 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.Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the sameExperiencing difficulties 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?Confusion, confusing and feeling confused 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!Duty, obligation and responsibility
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