stuck

Definitions

  • Stuck in the Mud 141
    Stuck in the Mud 141
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stuck caught or fixed "stuck in the mud"
    • adj stuck baffled "this problem has me completely stuck"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A kitten stuck in a tree looks down at the gardener below A kitten stuck in a tree looks down at the gardener below

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Angel Falls in Venezuela were named after an American pilot, Jimmy Angel, whose plane got stuck on top of the mountain while searching for gold
    • Stuck imp. & p. p. of Stick.
    • n Stuck A thrust.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: William Taft who was the U.S. president between 1909-1913 once got stuck in the White House bathtub
    • n stuck Preterit and past participle of stick and stick.
    • n stuck A thrust.
    • stuck A dialectal variant of stook.
    • n stuck Stucco.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Of all the words Dr. Seuss made up in his storybooks, only one has stuck in the English vocabulary: grinch, which is refers to a killjoy -- and it took more than 20 years
    • pa.t., pa.p Stuck stuk of stick
    • n Stuck stuk (Shak.) a thrust.
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Quotations

  • Pierre Auguste Renoir
    Pierre Auguste Renoir
    “He bores me. He ought to have stuck to his flying machine. [On Leonardo Da Vinci]”
  • Eric Allenbaugh
    Eric Allenbaugh
    “Yes, there are times when something is legitimately not our fault. Blaming others, however, keeps us in a stuck state and is ultimately rough on our own self-esteem.”
  • Larry King
    Larry King
    “I'm the worst person to be stuck with in a traffic jam.”
  • David Hasselhoff
    David Hasselhoff
    “If you stand still long enough, you'll get stuck”
  • Lucinda Basset
    Lucinda Basset
    “You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Of all the things that tax a man's patience, there's nothing to compare with a stuck zipper.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. 1st Stoccado
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Stoccado.

Usage

In literature:

Guy tried to speak, but the words stuck in his throat.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
I stuck to my place in spite of pressure and crowding.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
For an instant they stuck there, and this gave Hamp his chance.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
And I don't see why he mightn't be here instead of stuck in that silly old hospital He's quite well.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
I stuck a brier in my foot!
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
The old black wrap was still in it, but it was mildewy and stuck to the basket.
"The Lowest Rung" by Mary Cholmondeley
The reel in winding up suddenly stuck.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
I have stuck to shaving steadily, and propose doing so unless you want me to grow a beard!
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
When it had risen so far, it turned over and came down among the flock of birds and stuck in the ground.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
She took out a hairpin, and stuck it in a crust of bread.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
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In poetry:

Laid his sword where he had found
Boot for every bale,
Stuck his spear into the ground,
Kept alone the Grail.
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
They only laughed, and said good-bye,
And rode away to brag
Of how they stuck a swaggie up
And robbed him of his swag.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
His hair was like to yellow fleece,
His eyes were black and kind,
And like a nodding, gilded plume
His tail stuck up behind.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
O God, I am not like you
In your vacuous black,
Stars stuck all over, bright stupid confetti.
Eternity bores me,
I never wanted it.
"Years" by Sylvia Plath
We gat on varry weel for a bit,
An aw stuck to mi wark like a man,
An enjoying mi hooam, thear awd sit,
As a chap at works hard nobbut can.
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
Most likely you have stuck to tracts
Flushed through with flaming curses —
I judge you, neighbour, by your acts —
So don't you damn my verses.
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall

In news:

If your friend goes into a giant mud pit and gets stuck, you're probably not going to fare any better.
For some reason the question stuck in my mind.
This music in this video will get stuck in your head.
People from all over the world will be watching as New Orleanians celebrate Mardi Gras - and they're likely stuck at work.
The copy of Safari on my iPhone is stuck.
The Nomination Express, Stuck in First Gear .
Vadnais Heights Dog Gets Head Stuck in Fishbowl .
Free Energy , "Stuck on Nothing".
REVIEWS Free Energy , 'Stuck on Nothing.
Free Energy , "Stuck On Nothing" by Chase.
Free Energy Stuck On Nothing.
1,000-ft coal freighter stuck in river.
From dancing dogs to peppermint cupcakes all the way to Wilson stuck in tight places.
I read the story about LuAnn Burgess, the woman charged with striking and killing three women who said her flip flop fell off and caused her accelerator to get stuck.
A woman was filmed frantically swerving to avoid fellow drivers after her accelerator got stuck on the highway.
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In science:

For c0 > e the algorithm gets stuck if p1 (t) = 0 is reached, no vertices of degree one are left, and a finite fraction of all edges remains uncovered.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
Section 5 worries about the unusual case of being “stuck” in a proper subgroup.
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
On the other hand, any particle stuck in Ys contributes at least one unit to F .
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
The perspective of this work is that since we are generically stuck with the additional correlations after duality, then they should be in the model from the outset.
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
We keep doing until we have choosen all circles or we get stuck.
Ramdom walks on hypergroup of circles in finite fields
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