stuck on

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stuck on (someone or something)

1. Smitten with someone. Oh, he's been stuck on you for years—of course he'll be your date to the dance!
2. Fixated or focused on something, such as an idea, feeling, or belief. A: "Why is Adam mad at you?" B: "I think he's stuck on the fact that I made the track team and he didn't."
3. Confused by something and unable to make further progress. I'm stuck on this part of the instructions—can you explain it to me again?
See also: on, stuck

*stuck on someone or something

1. Lit. attached, as if by glue, to someone or something. (Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) The gum is stuck on me. How do I get it off? The gum is stuck on the floor.
2. Fig. in love with someone or something; entranced with someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) Judy is really stuck on Jeff. She is stuck on herself.
See also: on, stuck

stuck on something

1. Fig. to be locked into an idea, cause, or purpose. Mary is really stuck on the idea of going to France this spring. You've proposed a good plan, Jane, but you're stuck on it. We may have to make some changes.
3. Fig. to be confused by something, such as a puzzle or a task. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) I'm stuck on this question about the tax rates.
See also: on, stuck