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fraught

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noun \ˈfrȯḵt\

Definition of fraught

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  load, cargo



Origin of fraught

Middle English, freight, load, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht


First Known Use: 14th century


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fraught

verb

Definition of fraught

fraught·ed or fraughtfraught·ing

chiefly Scottish

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  load, freight



Origin of fraught

Middle English fraughten, from 1fraught


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with fraught


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fraught

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adjective \ˈfrȯt\

Simple Definition of fraught

  • : causing or having a lot of emotional stress or worry

Full Definition of fraught

  1. 1 archaic a :  laden b :  well supplied or provided

  2. 2 :  full of or accompanied by something specified —used with with <a situation fraught with danger>

  3. 3 :  causing or characterized by emotional distress or tension :  uneasy <a fraught relationship>

Examples of fraught

  1. <every room in my childhood home is fraught with memories>

  2. <had a fraught meeting with his estranged wife to discuss a divorce settlement>



Origin of fraught

Middle English, from past participle of fraughten


First Known Use: 14th century




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