fraught Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “fraught” in the English Dictionary

"fraught" in British English

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uk   /frɔːt/  us   /frɑːt/

fraught adjective (FULL OF)

fraught with full of ​unpleasant things such as ​problems or ​dangers: The ​negotiations have been fraught with difficulties/​problemsright from the ​start. From ​beginning to end, the ​airlift was fraught with risks.

fraught adjective (ANXIOUS)

UK causing or having ​extremeworry or anxiety: This is one of the most fraught ​weekends of the ​year for the ​securityforces. The ​atmosphere in the ​office is ​rather fraught.
(Definition of fraught from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fraught" in American English

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 us   /frɔt/
full of (​unpleasant things such as ​problems or ​dangers): Writing about ​science at a ​popularlevel is a ​task fraught with ​difficulty.
(Definition of fraught from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fraught”
in Chinese (Simplified) 充满…的…
in Turkish kaygılı, gergin…
in Russian удрученный, удручающий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 充滿…的…
in Polish napięty, spięty…
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