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stuck

2 adjective
     
stuck2 [not before noun]
1 impossible or unable to move from a particular position:
Sara tried to open the window but it was stuck.
They got stuck in a traffic jam.
stuck in
The boat was stuck in the mud.
I've got something stuck in my throat.
2 informal unable to escape from a bad or boring situation
stuck in/at
Mum resented being stuck at home with two young kids.
We could be stuck in this place for days.
3 informal unable to do any more of something that you are working on because it is too difficult:
Can you help me with my homework, Dad? I'm stuck.
stuck on
If you get stuck on a difficult word, just ask for help.
4

be stuck with something

informal to have something you do not want because you cannot get rid of it:
We are, unfortunately, stuck with this huge, ugly building.
5

be stuck with somebody

to have to spend time with someone or have a relationship with them even though you do not want to:
They are stuck with each other with no end in sight.
6

be stuck for something

to be unable to think what to say or do:
For once Anthony was stuck for words (=did not know what to say).
7

get stuck in/get stuck into something

British English spoken to start doing something eagerly and with a lot of energy:
Take your jacket off and get stuck in!
8

be stuck on somebody

informal to be attracted to someone:
He says he's stuck on me.

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