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adjective [never before noun]     stuck pronunciation in British 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.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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