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1.
Stuck is the past tense and past participle of stick
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2.
If something is stuck in a particular position, it is fixed tightly in this position and is unable to move.
He said his car had got stuck in the snow...
She had got something stuck between her teeth.
ADJ: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ prep/adv
3.
If you are stuck in a place, you want to get away from it, but are unable to.
I was stuck at home with flu...
ADJ: v-link ADJ prep/adv
4.
If you are stuck in a boring or unpleasant situation, you are unable to change it or get away from it.
I don't want to get stuck in another job like that...
= trapped
ADJ: v-link ADJ prep/adv
5.
If something is stuck at a particular level or stage, it is not progressing or changing.
The negotiations have got stuck on a number of key issues...
US unemployment figures for March showed the jobless rate stuck at 7 per cent...
ADJ: v-link ADJ prep/adv
6.
If you are stuck with something that you do not want, you cannot get rid of it.
Many people are now stuck with expensive fixed-rate mortgages...
ADJ: v-link ADJ with n
7.
If you get stuck when you are trying to do something, you are unable to continue doing it because it is too difficult.
They will be there to help if you get stuck...
ADJ: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ on n
8.
If you get stuck in, you do something with enthusiasm and determination. (BRIT INFORMAL)
We're bottom of the league and we have to get stuck in.
PHRASE: V inflects



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