Definitions for: Embroil


[v] force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business"



Webster (1913) Definition: Em*broil", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embroiled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Embroiling.] [F. embrouiller; pref. em- (L. in) +
brouiller. See 1st Broil, and cf. Imbroglio.]
1. To throw into confusion or commotion by contention or
discord; to entangle in a broil or quarrel; to make
confused; to distract; to involve in difficulties by
dissension or strife.

The royal house embroiled in civil war. --Dryden.

2. To implicate in confusion; to complicate; to jumble.

The Christian antiquities at Rome . . . are so
embroiled with ?able and legend. --Addison.

Syn: To perplex; entangle; distract; disturb; disorder;
trouble; implicate; commingle.


Em*broil", n.
See Embroilment.

Synonyms: drag, drag in, sweep, sweep up, tangle

See Also: involve

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