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    What does "stuck shut" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlbert03 View Post
    What does "stuck shut" mean?
    Something that is stuck shut will not open because it has become blocked or fixed.
    'The door stuck shut' means it will not open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Something that is stuck shut will not open because it has become blocked or fixed.
    'The door stuck shut' means it will not open.
    blocked or fixed shut by accident

    If a door is wedged or screwed shut, or indeed locked, it will not open - but it's not stuck.

    A door being stuck shut is usually a result of poor maintenance, swelling (of the door or the frame), or subsidence (of one side of the frame).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    blocked or fixed shut by accident

    If a door is wedged or screwed shut, or indeed locked, it will not open - but it's not stuck.

    A door being stuck shut is usually a result of poor maintenance, swelling (of the door or the frame), or subsidence (of one side of the frame).

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    Am I right in my understanding that stuck shut means its stuck but can be opened. While stuck, it's permanently closed and cannot be opened. Please advise. Thanks.

    By the way, sorry for the double posts I made. I did'nt really intend to do it. The first time I sent, I thought it did not send so I tried to resend it. I just fount out right now that I sent two posts. Sorry again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlbert03 View Post
    Am I right in my understanding that stuck shut means its stuck but can be opened. While stuck, it's permanently closed and cannot be opened. Please advise. Thanks.

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    stuck = permanently closed and cannot be opened

    If it's just difficult to open, it sticks.

    That door is stuck - will you sort it out at the week-end?

    That door sticks - I think it needs a drop of oil.


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    Sorry to slightly disagree but I think that when a door is 'stuck shut', the stuck suggests that it is only a temporary thing.

    If a door is stuck shut an amount of force will result in the door being opened.

    However thinking about it, maybe that is just because nrormally a stuck door eventually opens..

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    I agree; there's a grey area. A stuck door will yield to force, but it may take several tugs. And putting it right (so that it doesn't stick at all) will take time.

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    Thank you guys.

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