Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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parts of speech:
verb, adjective
part of speech: verb
definition: past tense and past participle of stick2.
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unable to move or be moved from a particular spot or position.
The car got stuck in the mud and we had to call a tow truck.I got stuck in heavy traffic on the way home.I can't open the window because it's stuck.
definition 2: unable to remove oneself from an undesirable situation or place.
I hate my job, but I'm stuck in it until I find something better.The airport closed down and we were stuck there for two days.
definition 3: unable to make progress to the next item, step, or stage.
I still can't figure out number 5; I've been stuck on it for a half hour.Everyone else was at level three, but he was hopelessly stuck at level two.
definition 4: unable to be rid of something that one does not want (usu. fol. by "with").
He moved out but he didn't take his pet monkey, so now I'm stuck with it.Neither of us wants to be roommates, but we're stuck with each other this semester.