verb[with object] (often as adjective embroiled)
1Involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation: she became embroiled in a dispute between two women she hardly knew the movie’s about a journalist who becomes embroiled with a nightclub owner
More example sentences
- My parents are currently embroiled in much the same thing.
- The National team is currently embroiled in an exhibition tour in B.C. versus Japan.
- We will just throw them into the air and no one will ask again until people are embroiled in litigation.
1.1Bring into a state of confusion or disorder.
- Example sentences
- ‘The exercise originated from frustration with ‘reliables’ who were continually being arrested for embroilments in trivial crimes and causing delay in our mercenary objectives.
- In truth, if Gil has a skill for extricating himself from such embroilment it is only because he is forever landing himself in it, whether in football or not.
- Indeed the embroilment of India, Poland and so on, is clearly a step along that path.
Early 17th century: from French embrouiller 'to muddle'.
Words that rhyme with embroilboil, Boyle, broil, coil, Dáil, Doyle, Fianna Fáil, foil, Hoyle, moil, noil, oil, roil, Royle, soil, spoil, toil, voile
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