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What does fed up mean? #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 16, 2007 13:44 pm   What does fed up mean?
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #74 "Christmas Postman (1)", question 9

He was ......... up with people he met every so often

(a) eaten
(b) fed
(c) consumed
(d) digested

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #74 "Christmas Postman (1)", answer 9

He was fed up with people he met every so often

Correct answer: (b) fed

Your answer was: incorrect
He was digested up with people he met every so often
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" was fed up with someone" what is mean?
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What does fed up mean? #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 16, 2007 14:24 pm   What does fed up mean?
 

I think you'll find this dictionary definition very clear:

fed up
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What does fed up mean? #3 (permalink) Sun Sep 16, 2007 15:30 pm   What does fed up mean?
 

I am fed up with the persom I met every so often.
I am disgusted with the person I met every so often.
The two sentences are almost the same, right?
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What does fed up mean? #4 (permalink) Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:30 am   What does fed up mean?
 

aleaf wrote:
I am fed up with the persom I met every so often.
I am disgusted with the person I met every so often.
The two sentences are almost the same, right?


Not really, Aleaf. To be disgusted suggests a stronger feeling than to be fed ud. If you're disgusted by someone, you dislike them very much or they make you feel sick.

Incidentally, the mixture of tenses in your examples is a bit confusing, unless you wanted to say that you are disgusted/fed up now with someone you met sometimes in the past.
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What does fed up mean? #5 (permalink) Tue Sep 18, 2007 19:41 pm   What does fed up mean?
 

I would say that being fed up and being disgusted with someone are two different things -- not just different levels of the same thing.

Being fed up, in my mind, is typically associated with a temporary condition -- an expression of frustration at current situations. On the other hand, being disgusted with something/someone reads to me as having an almost physical, highly unpleasant reaction to something/someone.

Examples, I am fed up with my coworkers who do not do their jobs.

I am disgusted by an unkempt home.
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What does fed up mean? #6 (permalink) Wed Dec 17, 2008 14:52 pm   What does fed up mean?
 

According with the dictionary:
fed uP: having reached the limits of tolerance or patience with somebody or something
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