Definition of embroil in English:

embroil

Syllabification: em·broil
Pronunciation: /emˈbroil
 
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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.
    Synonyms
    involve, entangle, ensnare, enmesh, catch up, mix up, bog down, mire
  • 1.1Bring into a state of confusion or disorder.

Derivatives

embroilment

noun
More 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.

Origin

early 17th century: from French embrouiller 'to muddle'.

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