Definition of stuck adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//stʌk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stʌk//
    [not before noun] see also stick
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  1. 1unable to move or to be moved The wheels were stuck in the mud. This drawer keeps getting stuck. She got the key stuck in the lock. I can't get out—I'm stuck. I couldn’t budge the drawer—it was stuck fast. The tiles were stuck firmly to the wall.
  2. 2in an unpleasant situation or place that you cannot escape from We were stuck in traffic for over an hour. I hate being stuck at home all day.
  3. 3stuck (on something) unable to answer or understand something I got stuck on the first question. I'll help you if you're stuck.
  4. 4stuck (for something) not knowing what to do in a particular situation If you're stuck for something to do tonight, come out with us. I've never known him to be stuck for words before.
  5. 5stuck with somebody/something (informal) unable to get rid of somebody/something that you do not want I was stuck with him for the whole journey. I’m stuck with this job for the moment.
  6. Idioms (British English) to be unable to change something that you have been doing the same way for a long time and that has become boring See related entries: Boredom
    be (stuck) in a time warp
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    not having changed at all from a time in the past although everything else has Her whole house seems to be stuck in a time warp. It’s like something out of the 1950s.
    (caught/stuck) between a rock and a hard place
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    in a situation where you have to choose between two things, both of which are unpleasant
    get stuck in, get stuck into something
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    (British English, informal) to start doing something in an enthusiastic way, especially to start eating Don’t wait for me—get stuck in. There’s a lot to do so get your jackets off and get stuck in! I want to get stuck into the job as soon as possible.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stuck