stuck

[ stuhk ]
/ stʌk /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of stick2.

Nearby words

  1. stubbs, william,
  2. stubby,
  3. stuc,
  4. stucco,
  5. stuccowork,
  6. stuck for, be,
  7. stuck on, be,
  8. stuck with,
  9. stuck-up,
  10. stuckism

Idioms

    stuck on, Informal. infatuated with: He met her only once and is already stuck on her.

Related formsself-stuck, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for stuck on

stuck

/ (stʌk) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of stick 2

adjective

informal baffled or nonplussed
(foll by on) slang keen (on) or infatuated (with)
get stuck in or get stuck into informal
  1. to perform (a task) with determination
  2. to attack (a person) verbally or physically
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Word Origin and History for stuck on

stuck

adj.

"unable to go any further," 1885, from past participle of stick (v.). Colloquial stuck-up "assuming an unjustified air of superiority" is recorded from 1829.

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