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[fed] /fɛd/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of feed.
Idioms
2.
fed up, impatient; disgusted; bored:
They were fed up with the same old routine.
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Examples from the web for fed up
  • He is so bad now that one of the other dogs has now started to nip him as she's fed up with him as well.
  • Fear is a powerful inducer but after awhile, when the monster doesn't show up at the door, the public gets fed up and turns away.
  • Whenever people get fed up with war, it reverberates back.
  • fed up with the bureaucracy, he simply instructed his staff to take them out, adding precious workspace.
  • The people who maintain this package are starting to really show how fed up with it they're getting.
  • Maybe you were at the tail end of his e-mail pile and he was fed up with reporters trying to game him.
  • Recently the public has shown signs of being fed up.
  • But this is a bad strategy because publishers are fed up with formats.
  • But there's another political monster we've tried to postpone that's fed up with our recalcitrance.
  • People are fed up with federal spending, particularly as many remain jobless.
British Dictionary definitions for fed up

fed up

adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (informal) annoyed, discontented, or bored: I'm fed up with your conduct

fed1

/fɛd/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of feed
2.
(informal) fed to death, fed to the teeth, fed up to the teeth, fed to the back teeth, fed up to the back teeth, bored or annoyed

fed2

/fɛd/
noun
1.
(US, slang) an agent of the FBI

Fed

/fɛd/
noun
1.
(US, informal) the Fed, the Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Reserve Board
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Word Origin and History for fed up

fed

adj.

past participle adjective from feed (v.). Fed up "surfeited, disgusted, bored," is British slang first recorded 1900, extended to U.S. by World War I; probably from earlier phrases like fed up to the back teeth.

n.

1788, short for Federalist; as colloquial for "official of the federal government," from 1916, especially, after 1930s, of FBI agents.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fed up

fed up

adjective phrase

Disgusted; tired; surfeited; brassed off: A number of people suddenly became fed up with a slang phrase like ''fed up''

[1900+; the related form fed up to the eyelids is found by 1882]


Fed

noun

Any federal government worker or agent, esp in law enforcement or taxation: right up to the day the Feds dragged him into court (1912+)


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Related Abbreviations for fed up

fed

federal agent

Fed

Federal Reserve System

FED

  1. field emission device
  2. field-emitting diode
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