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stuck

us   /stʌk/
  • stuck (STICK)

past simple and past participle of stick

stuckadjective [not gradable]

us   /stʌk/
unable to move from a particular position or place, or unable to change a situation: This door seems to be stuck. I hate being stuck at a desk all day. Ty got stuck with doing the laundry.
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stuckverb

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

stuckadjective

uk   /stʌk/ us   /stʌk/
B2 unable to move, or set 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 over 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 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 else wants to: We were stuck with him for the entire journey!

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