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Adjective: stuck  stúk
  1. Baffled
    "this problem has me completely stuck"
  2. Caught or fixed
    "stuck in the mud"
Verb: stick (stuck)  stik
  1. Fasten with an adhesive material like glue
    "stick the poster onto the wall"
  2. Be or become fixed
    "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
  3. Remain stuck to; keep in place
    "Will this wallpaper stick to the wall?";
    - adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick to
  4. Put, fix, force, or implant
    "stick your thumb in the crack";
    - lodge, wedge, deposit
  5. Remain visiting, living in or positioned at (a certain place) rather than moving
    "Stick around and you will learn something!";
    - stay, stick around, stay put
  6. Endure
    "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
  7. Be a devoted follower or supporter
    "She sticks to her principles";
    - adhere
  8. Be loyal to
    "The friends stuck together through the war"; "She stuck by her husband in times of trouble";
    - stand by, stick by, adhere
  9. Cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface
    "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
  10. Fasten with or as with pins or nails
    "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
  11. Fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something
    "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
  12. Pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument
    "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
  13. Pierce, penetrate or puncture with something pointed
    "He stuck the needle into his finger"
  14. Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    "The label stuck to the box";
    - cling, cleave, adhere, cohere
  15. [informal] Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
    "They stuck me with the dinner bill";
    - sting [informal]
  16. Confuse or leave at a loss because of something complex or difficult to understand
    "This question really stuck me";
    - confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate [informal], perplex, vex, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound

See also: cragfast, perplexed, stand

Type of: adjoin, adopt, adorn, attach, be, beautify, contact, decorate, embellish, espouse, fasten, fix, follow, force, grace, meet, ornament, persist, pierce, remain, secure, stay, stay in place, thrust, touch

Antonym: free, move, unstuck

Encyclopedia: Stuck, John

Stick, Leonard