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What does "stuck shut" mean?
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).
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.
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..
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.
Thank you guys.