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[frawt] /frɔt/

Archaic. filled or laden (with):
ships fraught with precious wares.
Scot. a load; cargo; freight (of a ship).
fraught with, full of; accompanied by; involving:
a task fraught with danger.
(usually postpositive) and foll by with. filled or charged; attended: a venture fraught with peril
(informal) showing or producing tension or anxiety: she looks rather fraught, a fraught situation
(archaic) (usually postpositive) and foll by with. freighted
an obsolete word for freight

early 14c., “laden” (of vessels), past participle of Middle English fraughten “to load (a ship) with cargo,” from fraght “cargo, lading of a ship” (early 13c.), variant of freight; influenced by Middle Dutch vrachten “to load or furnish with cargo,” from Proto-Germanic *fra-aihtiz (see freight (n.)). Figurative sense is first attested 1570s.


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