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adjective [never before noun]     stuck pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    caught or held in a position so that you cannot move
    get stuck:

    She tried to crawl through the window, but she got stuck.

    stuck in:

    Carl’s car got stuck in the mud.

  2. 2
    unable to solve a problem and continue working

    Are you stuck again?

    stuck on:

    I’m really stuck on this algebra problem.

  3. 3
    informal in a situation that you do not like but cannot avoid

    I’m stuck working Saturday again.

    stuck for:

    You can sleep here if you’re stuck for a place to stay.

    1. a.
      forced to have, use, or deal with someone or something that you do not want
      stuck with:

      Tom’s gone, and she’s stuck with a garage full of his stuff.

      We should never have hired Jean, but now it looks like we’re stuck with her.



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