embroil


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em·broil

 (ĕm-broil′)
tr.v. em·broiled, em·broil·ing, em·broils
1. To involve in argument, contention, or hostile actions: "Avoid ... any step that may embroil us with Great Britain" (Alexander Hamilton).
2. To throw into confusion or disorder; entangle.

[French embrouiller : en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + brouiller, to confuse (from Old French; see broil2).]

em·broil′ment n.

embroil

(ɪmˈbrɔɪl)
vb (tr)
1. to involve (a person, oneself, etc) in trouble, conflict, or argument
2. to throw (affairs) into a state of confusion or disorder; complicate; entangle
[C17: from French embrouiller, from brouiller to mingle, confuse]
emˈbroiler n
emˈbroilment n

em•broil

(ɛmˈbrɔɪl)

v.t.
1. to involve in conflict.
2. to throw into confusion.
[1595–1605; < Middle French embrouiller=em- em-1 + brouiller to broil2]
em•broil′er, n.
em•broil′ment, n.

embroil


Past participle: embroiled
Gerund: embroiling

Imperative
embroil
embroil
Present
I embroil
you embroil
he/she/it embroils
we embroil
you embroil
they embroil
Preterite
I embroiled
you embroiled
he/she/it embroiled
we embroiled
you embroiled
they embroiled
Present Continuous
I am embroiling
you are embroiling
he/she/it is embroiling
we are embroiling
you are embroiling
they are embroiling
Present Perfect
I have embroiled
you have embroiled
he/she/it has embroiled
we have embroiled
you have embroiled
they have embroiled
Past Continuous
I was embroiling
you were embroiling
he/she/it was embroiling
we were embroiling
you were embroiling
they were embroiling
Past Perfect
I had embroiled
you had embroiled
he/she/it had embroiled
we had embroiled
you had embroiled
they had embroiled
Future
I will embroil
you will embroil
he/she/it will embroil
we will embroil
you will embroil
they will embroil
Future Perfect
I will have embroiled
you will have embroiled
he/she/it will have embroiled
we will have embroiled
you will have embroiled
they will have embroiled
Future Continuous
I will be embroiling
you will be embroiling
he/she/it will be embroiling
we will be embroiling
you will be embroiling
they will be embroiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embroiling
you have been embroiling
he/she/it has been embroiling
we have been embroiling
you have been embroiling
they have been embroiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embroiling
you will have been embroiling
he/she/it will have been embroiling
we will have been embroiling
you will have been embroiling
they will have been embroiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embroiling
you had been embroiling
he/she/it had been embroiling
we had been embroiling
you had been embroiling
they had been embroiling
Conditional
I would embroil
you would embroil
he/she/it would embroil
we would embroil
you would embroil
they would embroil
Past Conditional
I would have embroiled
you would have embroiled
he/she/it would have embroiled
we would have embroiled
you would have embroiled
they would have embroiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embroil - 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"
involve - engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!"

embroil

verb involve, complicate, mix up, implicate, entangle, mire, ensnare, encumber, enmesh Any hostilities could further embroil U.N. troops in the fighting.

embroil

verb
To draw in so that extrication is difficult:
Translations
يُوَرِّطُ ، يَزُجُّ في نِزاع
zatáhnout
blande indinddrage
flækja í illdeilur
įpainiotiįvelti
iejauktievilkt

embroil

[ɪmˈbrɔɪl] VTenredar
to embroil sb in sthenredar a algn en algo
to embroil o.s. in sth; get embroiled in sthenredarse en algo
to embroil sb withindisponer a algn con
to embroil A with Bmezclar a A con B

embroil

[ɪmˈbrɔɪl] vtimpliquer
to embroil sb in sth → impliquer qn dans qch
to embroil o.s. in sth → se laisser impliquer dans qch

embroil

vt to embroil somebody in somethingjdn in etw (acc)hineinziehen; to become embroiled in a disputein einen Streit verwickelt or hineingezogen werden

embroil

[ɪmˈbrɔɪl] vt to embroil sb in sthcoinvolgere qn in qc
to become embroiled (in sth) → restare invischiato/a (in qc)

embroil

(imˈbrəil) verb
to involve (a person) in a quarrel or in a difficult situation. I do not wish to become embroiled in their family quarrels.
References in classic literature ?
In a review of these transactions we may trace some of the causes which would be likely to embroil the States with each other, if it should be their unpropitious destiny to become disunited.
These articles contain no provision for the case of offenses against the law of nations; and consequently leave it in the power of any indiscreet member to embroil the Confederacy with foreign nations.
This was a great affront to the king's army, and a great inconvenience to the cardinal, who had no longer, it is true, to embroil Louis XIII with Anne of Austria--for that affair was over--but he had to adjust matters for M.