Etymology 1 edit
- Unable to move.
- Can you shift this gate? I think it’s stuck.
- If you’ve had to battle a stuck zipper, you know how frustrating it can be.
- Unable to progress with a task.
- I’m totally stuck on this question in the test.
- No longer functioning, frozen up, frozen.
- There are several ways to close a stuck program.
- (slang, archaic) In the situation of having no money.
Derived terms edit
trapped and unable to move
unable to progress
- (having no money): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary
Etymology 2 edit
stuck (plural stucks)
- (obsolete) A thrust, especially with a lance or sword.
- c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act IV, scene vii], line 160:See Wikisource
- If he by chance escape your venomed stuck, / Our purpose may hold there.
- “stuck”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.