get stuck

[get stuck] {v. phr.} 1. To be victimized; be cheated.

TheSmiths sure got stuck when they bought that secondhand car; it brokedown just two days after they got it.

2. To become entrapped orembroiled in a physical, emotional, or social obstacle so as to beunable to free oneself.

Last winter our car got stuck in the snowand we had to walk home.

Poor Jeff is stuck in a terrible job.

Tom and Jane are stuck in a bad marriage.