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adjective [never before noun] stuck pronunciation in British English /stʌk/
  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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