An incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama.
An example of fraught is a mystery story filled with plots and subplots.
A life fraught with hardship.
Origin of fraught
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Middle Dutch vracht or Middle Low German vracht (“freight money”), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *fra- (intensive prefix) + Proto-Germanic *aihtiz (“possession”), from Proto-Indo-European *eik'- (“to possess”). Cognate with Old High German frēht (“earnings”), Old English ǣht (“owndom”). More at for-, own.