embroil

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Borrowing from French embrouiller.

Verb[edit]

embroil (third-person singular simple present embroils, present participle embroiling, simple past and past participle embroiled)

  1. To draw into a situation; to cause to be involved.
    Avoid him. He will embroil you in his fights.
    • Dryden
      the royal house embroiled in civil war
  2. To implicate in confusion; to complicate; to jumble.
    • Addison
      The Christian antiquities at Rome [] are so embroiled with fable and legend.

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