Be stuck on

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Be stuck on (U.S.) to be enamoured of
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stecan (assumed); Ger. stechen, Dut. steken; also A.S. stician, Ger. stecken, to set, stick fast.

Usage

In literature:

Finally reached Beresnik after being stuck on sand bars many times, as river was very shallow at that time of the year and channel variable.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
The thread will be furnished with bits of paper stuck on with paraffin at both ends, as already described.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
I don't see why you are so stuck on being married in a white cap and apron.
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
The tide being on the turn I took the risk of getting stuck in the mud suddenly and headed in.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
If this fellow's going to get the harpoon stuck into him I want to be on hand when he starts bleeding.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
My fence-cutters stuck doggedly to their task despite the fact that they were being fired upon by the sentries on guard.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
That affair was a clear case of a dog getting stuck on a man, and the owner of the dog thinking she was being loved.
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
Candies, if desired, can be stuck on with the icing sugar, etc.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Will Whittaker used to hang around here a good deal, and Amada seemed to be pretty well stuck on him.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
He's too stuck on me to risk my being hurt.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
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In poetry:

The effect on the two ships was fearful to behold,
But still the Frenchmen stuck to their guns with courage, be it told;
And the crash and din of artillery was deafening to the ear,
And the cries of the wounded men on deck were pitiful to hear.
"Bill Bowls the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall
Narvous she was, and restless,--said that she "couldn't stay."
Stay!--and the nearest woman seventeen miles away.
But I fixed it up with the doctor, and he said he would be on hand,
And I kinder stuck by the shanty, and fenced in that bit o' land.
"Cicely" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

A Missouri woman is hospitalized with bleeding on the brain and other injuries after allegedly being dragged down a street with her arm stuck in the bed of her ex-boyfriend's truck.
After a high of 88 degrees on Wednesday, the forecast seems to be stuck on that daily maximum.
The Minnows could be advertised by showing them swimming in and out of taxpayers' pockets and rushing past all the motorists stuck on I-95.
The press mostly seems to be stuck in its post-first-debate groove of insisting that Mitt Romney has all the momentum and is closing fast on President Obama.
Instead of being stuck at home or in a crowded club on New Year's Eve.
Share An autopsy is scheduled today on the body of Nashville restaurateur Jay Luther, who died after being stuck in a cafe refrigerator overnight, despite pressing a burglar alarm that called police to the scene.
Buy a fridge on the fritz, though, and you may be stuck.
It may not be as bad as being stuck in a 60-mile long traffic jam in China, but we're noticing more congestion on the roadways in Sioux Falls lately.
Imagine being an astronaut on a mission who's stuck with the same old food for weeks or months (it's not like you can call out for pizza).
In fact, it might be argued the Herd was stuck on the tracks and hit by the oncoming train that was the Knights.
The trio of climbers stuck on a storm-whipped Mount Hood was praised by rescuers this morning for being so well-equipped.
Local JetBlue passengers sound off about being stuck on tarmac for seven hours.
Being stuck for hours on a stuffy, stinky plane at the airport — every passenger's nightmare — was supposed to be a thing of the past, thanks to the US government's threat of huge fines against the airlines.
Sen.-elect Tim Kaine said the 2012 election in which he defeated former Gov George Allen can be "epitomized" by a vivid dream he had while on the campaign trail in August in which he was stuck in a portable toilet.
It happen to be stuck on our property.
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In science:

Four of our papers on this sub ject, to , have already been rejected by referees who found no single error, and/or stuck to bad numerical questions, even after being proved numerically (i.e. inarguably) wrong.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
In this case, a walker starting at 0 will be stuck in the set {0, x, y} forever and the hypothesis on the ˆu-direction is again useless.
Ballistic Random Walk in a Random Environment with a Forbidden Direction
Whether the RWRE X gets stuck on a finite set of sites can be characterized completely in terms of the law of the connected cluster Co .
Random walks in degenerate random environments
On the other hand if Co is finite with positive probability, then we will see that there is some δ > 0 such that each time the walk reaches a new kXnk∞ maximum it has probability at least δ of being at a site with finite C , whence the walk will eventually get stuck.
Random walks in degenerate random environments
Fix d ≥ 2, and let Xn be the random walk in i.i.d. random environment. (i) θ+ = 1 ⇒ P (supn≥1 |Xn | < ∞) = 0 (i.e. the RWRE visits infinitely many sites). (ii) θ+ < 1 ⇒ P (supn≥1 |Xn | < ∞) = 1 (i.e. the RWRE gets stuck on a finite set of points).
Random walks in degenerate random environments
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