What is a Stuck Word?


The word “stuck” means “not moving” or “frozen.” It can describe anything from a jar lid stuck to a car stuck in traffic. It can even refer to someone who is indecisive and not sure what to do. This word comes from the Old English root stician, meaning “to stick or pierce.”

When you’re stuck, you can’t move or turn around. You’re either very tired, high, or in a situation where you’re unable to move. Other synonyms for stuck include jammed, stuck between surfaces, or entangled, where something is twisted or wrapped around something else. Similarly, stranded or beached describe people, vehicles, or sea creatures.