Embroil

Definition of Embroil

Em`broil´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Embroiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Embroiling.]
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.
n.1.See Embroilment.

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drag, drag in, embroilment, imbroglio, involve, sweep, sweep up, tangle
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