Learn English – Present tense of the verb stuck


I want to say "he stuck the wheel" or "the function stuck the browser" or "the function is stucking(sticking?) the browser".

But "stuck" is the past tense and the above examples happen now, what would be the right expression for this?

Best Answer

The present tense of the verb stuck is stick.

However, it is not idiomatic to say he sticks the wheel; the meaning is unclear.

Equally, functions do not stick the browser; they may freeze the browser or cause it to freeze/hang/crash.

However, the passive voice is frequently used to say things like:

My browser is stuck


The car is stuck in the mud.


I am stuck

meaning that I cannot resolve a difficulty, or that I cannot get from where I am to where I want to go.