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embroil

Syllabification: em·broil
Pronunciation: /emˈbroil
 
, imˈbroil
 
/

Definition of embroil in English:

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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

embroilment

1
noun
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.

Words that rhyme with embroil

boil, Boyle, broil, coil, Dáil, Doyle, Fianna Fáil, foil, Hoyle, moil, noil, oil, roil, Royle, soil, spoil, toil, voile

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