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
Without this center, or core, the new instead of being assimilated is, so to speak, merely stuck on.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
She's not stuck on herself, and never will be.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
On wet days seaweed can be stuck on cards or in a book.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The gallon of home-made gin was stuck behind the textbook-filled carton on the back floor of his closet, where somehow he had known it must be.
"A World Apart" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
Even mother won't call on Bathgate people, however nice they may be, and she's not nearly so stuck up as most of the county women.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
If we had any spunk he wouldn't be so stuck on himself.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
That was the sort of life her own soul hankered after, instead of being stuck away on a dismal up-country farm.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
His head was to be stuck on a pole, there to remain during the pleasure of his majesty.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
A melon stuck on a bell-glass, I'll be bound.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
His only food was the tops of the grass that stuck up through the snow or that could be found on wind-swept places.
"In Search of a Siberian Klondike" by Homer B. Hulbert
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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
The bottom right button is clicked, causing a bounding box to appear on the page. Right: the selected part can then be stuck to a page of the notebook.
U-Note: Capture the Class and Access it Everywhere
Membranes can be formed by an isolated bilayer or by several bilayers stuck one on top of another: in this case one speaks of multilayers.
Amphiphilic Membranes
The triangle might be caused by a long foreign ob ject stuck to the center of the slide on one end and free, and hence manipulated by the rotation, on the other end.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
But some stuck-at-faults are not being detected. On the other hand, every case, when bits of an output vector of an automaton implemented by network 1 are containing errors forced by these undetected faults, can be immediately discovered as network 1 is outputting cautionary one-bit signal.
Easily testable logical networks based on a 'widened long flip-flop'
For example, if the term Rk D(k) on the rhs were multiplied by any factor other than (d/2) one would be stuck with seagull divergences.
Gluon mass generation without seagull divergences
Even though the advantages are multifold and well known, delay test is still far from being as popular as stuck-at fault test is for SOC (system-on-a-chip) devices.
Logic Design for On-Chip Test Clock Generation - Implementation Details and Impact on Delay Test Quality
This remedies the issues described because α can be chosen before each optimization to reflect the minimal distance of the configuration, and the points will tend toward a good code without getting stuck early on in a bad local minimum.
Finding and investigating exact spherical codes
The necessary force to break the adhesion can be up to 10 N per nger (on the order of 1 % of the load), so that without a way to push the test mass o the ngers, it would remain stuck to the launch lock.
LISA technology and instrumentation
In the latter case, MCMC methods tend to get stuck in local modes for very long times and therefore approach their equilibrium µ only on time-scales well beyond those that can feasibly be simulated.
Non-asymptotic Error Bounds for Sequential MCMC and Stability of Feynman-Kac Propagators
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