1. take on an activity with enthusiasm or determination
the player/builder/worker got stuck in
When you get stuck into something it means to do an activity with enthusiasm, eagerness or determination. Similar in meaning to 'set about', 'to tackle' and' to get down to'. You can say you 'got stuck into' a good book if you started reading it and couldn't put it down. Generally, this expression is used to talk about tackling work or tasks that need to be done.