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1. Filled with a specified element or elements; charged: an incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama.
2. Marked by or causing distress; emotional: "an account of a fraught mother-daughter relationship" (Francesca Simon).
[Middle English, past participle of fraughten, to load, from fraght, cargo; see freight, and from Middle Dutch vrachten, to load (from vracht, freight; see aik- in Indo-European roots).]
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1. (and foll by: with) filled or charged; attended: a venture fraught with peril.
2. informal showing or producing tension or anxiety: she looks rather fraught; a fraught situation.
3. archaic (and foll by: with) freighted
an obsolete word for freight
[C14: from Middle Dutch vrachten, from vracht freight]
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1. filled or attended (fol. by with).
2. Archaic. laden.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, freight charges]
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|Adj.||1.||fraught - marked by distress; "a fraught mother-daughter relationship"|
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
|2.||fraught - filled with or attended with; "words fraught with meaning"; "an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant with suspense"|
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"
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1. (Informal) tense, trying, difficult, distressing, tricky, emotionally charged It has been a somewhat fraught day.
2. agitated, wired (slang), anxious, distressed, tense, distracted, emotive, uptight (informal), emotionally charged, strung-up, on tenterhooks, hag-ridden She's depressed, fraught, and exhausted.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= stressful) [situation, day] → stressant(e)
(= full) fraught with [+ difficulties, problems] → chargé(e) de; [+ danger] → plein(e) de
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
fraught with difficulty → voller Schwierigkeiten; fraught with danger → gefahrvoll, voller Gefahren; fraught with tension → spannungsgeladen, voller Spannung; fraught with meaning → bedeutungsschwer
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
fraught[frɔːt] adj (tense) → teso/a
the situation is rather fraught → la situazione è un po' tesa
fraught with → pieno/a or carico/a di
fraught with danger → pieno/a di pericoli
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995