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1 implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
2 a small thin branch of a tree
3 a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane [syn: control stick, joystick]
4 informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks" [syn: pin, peg]
5 marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking [syn: joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff]
6 threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"


1 fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table" [syn: lodge, wedge, deposit] [ant: dislodge]
2 stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!" [syn: stay, stick around, stay put] [ant: move]
3 cause to protrude or as if to protrude; "stick one's hand out of the window"; "stick one's nose into other people's business" [syn: put forward]
4 stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?" [syn: adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick to]
5 be or become fixed; "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
6 endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
7 be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles" [syn: adhere]
8 be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war" [syn: stand by, stick by, adhere]
9 cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
10 fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
11 fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
12 fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
13 pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
14 pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"
15 come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere" [syn: cling, cleave, adhere, cohere]
16 saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill" [syn: sting]
17 be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound] [also: stuck]stuck adj
1 caught or fixed; "stuck in the mud" [ant: unstuck]
2 baffled; "this problem has me completely stuck"stuck See stick

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'stʌk/


  1. trapped and unable to move
    Sorry I'm late - I was stuck in traffic.
  2. unable to progress
    I'm stuck on this question in the test.

Derived terms


trapped and unable to move
  • Finnish: jumissa
  • Spanish: atrapado, pegado
unable to progress
  • Finnish: jumissa
  • Spanish: atascado




past tense past participle

Extensive Definition

For information regarding a vehicle being stuck, see Stuck vehicle "Stuck" was the breakthrough hit and first worldwide single by pop singer Stacie Orrico, released in 2003. It can be found on her self-titled second album. It was used in the Disney Channel Original Movie's Stuck in the Suburbs.
"Stuck" was the first taste of chart success in the mainstream that Orrico received and worldwide. The single peaked at #52 in the U.S. while in the likes of Australia, the single peaked in the top 5 and in the UK the single bucked chart trends at the time by climbing inside the top 10 in its second week. It was the biggest hit, however, in Japan, where it peaked at #1.

Track listing

  1. "Stuck" (Album Version)
  2. "Stuck" (Rhythmic Mix)
  3. "Stuck" (Thunderpuss Radio Version)
  1. "Stuck" (Album Version)
  2. "Stuck" (Barry Harris & Chris Cox Club Remix)
  3. "Until I Find You"
  4. "Stuck" (Video)
European 2-Track CD
  1. "Stuck" (Album Version)
  2. "Bounce Back"

Single covers

Music Video

The music video shows her on and off relationship with through high school with boyfriend played by Trevor Wright.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

addled, adhering, agglutinate, aground, anchored, at a loss, at a nonplus, at a stand, at a standstill, at an impasse, baffled, bamboozled, beat, bewildered, bonded, buffaloed, castaway, caught, cemented, chained, cleaving, clinging, close, coherent, cohering, cohesive, confounded, dazed, fast, fastened, firm, fixed, floored, foundered, fuddled, glued, grounded, held, high and dry, holding together, impacted, in a dilemma, in suspense, inextricable, jammed, licked, marooned, moored, muddled, mystified, nonplussed, on tenterhooks, on the rocks, packed, perplexed, puzzled, secure, set, set fast, shipwrecked, sticking, stranded, stuck fast, stumped, swamped, taped, tethered, thrown, tied, tight, transfixed, wedged, wrecked
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