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stuck

[stuhk] /stʌk/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of stick2 .
Idioms
2.
stuck on, Informal. infatuated with:
He met her only once and is already stuck on her.
Related forms
self-stuck, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stuck on

stuck

/stʌk/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of stick2
adjective
2.
(informal) baffled or nonplussed
3.
(foll by on) (slang) keen (on) or infatuated (with)
4.
(informal) get stuck in, get stuck into
  1. to perform (a task) with determination
  2. to attack (a person) verbally or physically
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Word Origin and History for stuck on

stuck

adj.

"unable to go any further," 1885, from past participle of stick (v.). Colloquial stuck-up "assuming an unjustified air of superiority" is recorded from 1829.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stuck on

strung out

adjective phrase
  1. Using or addicted to narcotics; intoxicated with narcotics: The entire college population is ''strung out'' thrice weekly/ got fairly well strung out, fairly well addicted (1950s+ Narcotics)
  2. Emotionally disturbed; psychologically tense, brittle, and vulnerable; uptight: She got herself strung way out, just one more little push and she was a dead duck/ or slung low and strung-out on drugs or inner tensions (1959+)
adjective

Infatuated; in love: He's strung out on her (1960s+ Black)

[apparently by extension fr the black term on a tight leash, ''in love, addicted,'' stressing the tethered helplessness of each condition]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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