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1    cemented, fast, fastened, firm, fixed, glued, joined  
2      (informal)   at a loss, at a standstill, at one's wits' end, baffled, beaten, bereft of ideas, nonplussed, stumped, up against a brick wall     (informal)  
3      (slang, with)      on   crazy about, for, or over     (informal)   enthusiastic about, hung up on     (slang)   infatuated, keen, mad, obsessed with, wild about     (informal)  
4    get stuck into        (informal)   get down to, make a start on, set about, tackle, take the bit between one's teeth  

arrogant, big-headed     (informal)   conceited, condescending, haughty, high and mighty     (informal)   hoity-toity     (informal)   patronizing, proud, snobbish, snooty     (informal)   swollen-headed, toffee-nosed     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   uppish     (Brit. informal)   uppity     (informal)  
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1    Stuck is the past tense and past participle of stick.  
2       adj   If something is stuck in a particular position, it is fixed tightly in this position and is unable to move.  
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ prep/adv  
He said his car had got stuck in the snow..., She had got something stuck between her teeth.     
3       adj   If you are stuck in a place, you want to get away from it, but are unable to.  
v-link ADJ prep/adv  
I was stuck at home with flu...     
4       adj   If you are stuck in a boring or unpleasant situation, you are unable to change it or get away from it.  
v-link ADJ prep/adv   (=trapped)  
I don't want to get stuck in another job like that...     
5       adj   If something is stuck at a particular level or stage, it is not progressing or changing.  
v-link ADJ prep/adv  
The negotiations have got stuck on a number of key issues..., US unemployment figures for March showed the jobless rate stuck at 7 per cent...     
6       adj   If you are stuck with something that you do not want, you cannot get rid of it.  
v-link ADJ with n  
Many people are now stuck with expensive fixed-rate mortgages...     
7       adj   If you get stuck when you are trying to do something, you are unable to continue doing it because it is too difficult.  
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ on n  
They will be there to help if you get stuck...     
8    If you get stuck in, you do something with enthusiasm and determination.  
get stuck in      phrase   V inflects  
We're bottom of the league and we have to get stuck in.     

If you say that someone is stuck-up, you mean that are very proud and unfriendly because they think they are very important.  
INFORMAL      adj  
She was a famous actress, but she wasn't a bit stuck-up.     

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stuck-up, stack, stick, stock

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