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    Azmat is offline Newbie
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    Use of the word "Fraught".

    I have mostly seen the word "Fraught" to be followed "with". As in: Fraught with fear, fraught with memories or fraught with errors, for example.
    But recently, read it in the NY Times article in a different sense. Can someone explain?

    The sentence in the article is:
    "In agreeing to hear two cases on President Trump’s travel ban, the court introduced a new phrase to the fraught discussion of refugees and Muslim immigrants: “bona fide relationship.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/us/trump-travel-ban-refugees-supreme-court.html

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Use of the word "Fraught".

    Here, it's simply being used as an adjective to describe the kind of discussion being held, meaning that the discussion is tense and problematic.

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