I'm an American and I refer to a situation which is settled as "sorted out." My English family would just say that it's "sorted". Which is the earlier expression? Did Americans add the preposition or did the English drop it?
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Sorted has a few specific meanings in British English that are extrapolations from the usual meaning of 'sort out', ie to put things in order. They are slang expressions and 'sort out' would still be preferable in formal or written English, although not for all the slang meanings below.
The slang meanings of 'sorted' are described by the OED:
@Henry mentioned the more menacing usage above, described by the OED here:
Well, when I've spent time in England I frequently heard the term "sort you out" as meaning "get you what you need."