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fraught is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of fraught in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… season was fraught with drama and trauma …”

meanings of fraught


  1. Money paid to hire a ship or boat to transport cargo; freight.
  2. The hire of a ship or boat to transport cargo.
  3. A load; a burden.
  4. The transportation of goods, especially in a ship or boat.
  5. A ship's cargo, lading or freight.
  6. Two bucketfuls (of water).


  1. Distressed or causing distress, for example through complexity.
  2. Loaded up or charged with; accompanied by; entailing.
  3. Laden.
  4. Furnished, equipped.


  1. To form the cargo of a vessel.
  2. To load (a ship, cargo etc.).

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