UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstʌk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stʌk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stuk)

From the verb stick: (⇒ conjugate)
stuck is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (All other usages)
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (All other usages)
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. I'm stuck on [this problem, question 3]
  2. I'm stuck [on, with] my [homework, assignment]
  3. I was stuck for words
  4. [still, really] stuck on him
  5. she's [so, really] stuck-up
  6. is stuck to the [wall, table, floor, ceiling]
  7. is stuck (down) to the [table, counter]
  8. stuck to [the bottom of] the pan
  9. [food, tongue] (was) stuck to the roof of my mouth
  10. it was stuck solid (to)
  11. is stuck there [permanently, forever]
  12. is stuck with [glue, tape]
  13. something is stuck in my eye
  14. stuck in [traffic, line, the mud]
  15. stuck in this [class, job, program]
  16. stuck [in the house, indoors, inside, in here] all day
  17. that [song, tune] is stuck in my head (now)
  18. [I've got, I have] that [song] stuck in my head
  19. can't believe I'm stuck with you
  20. don't know how I got stuck (like this)
  21. how did you get yourself stuck (like that)?
  22. is stuck in his seat
  23. was stuck [inside, outside] all day
  24. with a big [smile, grin] stuck on his face
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [long, short, thick, thin, thorny] stick
  2. a [wet, dry, moist, withered, fallen] stick
  3. a [pen, memory, thumb, removable] stick
  4. a [16GB] memory stick
  5. a [meter, yard, measuring, glow] stick
  6. [a hockey, an ice-hockey] stick
  7. uses a walking stick
  8. walks with a stick
  9. the dog [fetched, found, snapped, chewed] the stick
  10. sticks and stones may break my bones, but [words, names] can never hurt me!
  11. threw a stick for her dog
  12. shook a stick at the [children, cats, youths]
  13. make (a) fire by rubbing (two) sticks together
  14. make a fire [with, using] sticks
  15. vulgar: has a stick up his ass
  16. the family [chose, decided] to move to the sticks
  17. live out in the sticks
  18. sport: [slot, place] the ball between the sticks
  19. her [legs, arms] were like sticks
  20. sticks for [carpentry, fuel, the fire]
  21. a cinnamon stick
  22. a stick of [rhubarb, lettuce, celery]
  23. UK: [a lolly, an ice-lolly] stick
  24. a sucker stick
n as adj
  1. drew a stick [man, figure]
  2. a stick-thin [model, girl]
  3. a stick insect
  1. stick to the [wall, post, paper]
  2. is sticking to my [hand, back, shirt]
  3. [won't, doesn't] stick
  4. stick it together with [tape, glue]
  5. stick it up on the wall
  6. stick pins into a [cushion, garment, cloth, doll]
  7. stick with me to [see, learn, go]
  8. (need) to stick together
  9. stick by my side
  10. stick to the [point, rules]
  11. stick to what you know
  12. is sticking out from the [ground, wall, ceiling]
  13. stick out from the [crowd, norm]
  14. [wires, rebar, pipes] stick out of
  15. sticks out like a sore thumb
  16. his teeth stick out
  17. (just) stick [it, the chair, the box] in the corner
  18. stick your hand in the [jar, opening]
  19. stick your [head, foot] in the door
  20. slang, UK: is (always) sticking her oar in
  21. stick in there
  22. stick it out (to the end)
  23. stick around to [see, hear, participate]
  24. slang, UK: I can't stick it (anymore)!
  25. stick up for your [friend, rights]
  26. stick up for yourself
  27. stick your neck out for him
  28. stuck him with a knife
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