embroiled


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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.

embroiled

(ɪmˈbrɔɪld)
adj
1. deeply involved in trouble, conflict or argument: The two countries are embroiled in a tangled legal battle over the tariffs..
2. deeply involved in a problematic relationship
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.embroiled - deeply involved especially in something complicated; "embroiled in the conflict"; "felt unwilling entangled in their affairs"
involved - connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"

embroiled

adjective involved, mixed up, implicated, entangled the reluctance of the US public to get embroiled in a war
Translations

embroiled

[ɪmˈbrɔɪld] adj
(in fight, argument, situation)impliqué(e)
to become embroiled → se laisser entraîner
to become embroiled in sth → se retrouver mêlé(e) à qch, se laisser entraîner dans qch
(with person) to become embroiled with sb → s'empêtrer avec qn
References in classic literature ?
Although it seems obvious to common sense that the people of such an island should be but one nation, yet we find that they were for ages divided into three, and that those three were almost constantly embroiled in quarrels and wars with one another.
From the moment I left them they said they could give me no assurance of either life or liberty, that they were perfectly informed both of the roads and inhabitants, that there were no fewer than nine nations between us and Abyssinia, who were always embroiled amongst themselves, or at war with the Abyssins, and enjoyed no security even in their own territories.
de Bassompierre, who was embroiled with the Duc d'Angouleme.
It is a very justifiable cause of a war, to invade a country after the people have been wasted by famine, destroyed by pestilence, or embroiled by factions among themselves.
For years after Lydgate remembered the impression produced in him by this involuntary appeal--this cry from soul to soul, without other consciousness than their moving with kindred natures in the same embroiled medium, the same troublous fitfully illuminated life.
You have seen--better than any man you must realize that there was no victory for any nation embroiled in that frightful war.
I would here willingly have proceeded to exhibit the whole chain of truths which I deduced from these primary but as with a view to this it would have been necessary now to treat of many questions in dispute among the earned, with whom I do not wish to be embroiled, I believe that it will be better for me to refrain from this exposition, and only mention in general what these truths are, that the more judicious may be able to determine whether a more special account of them would conduce to the public advantage.
It was his love of liquor which had embroiled him with the Missouri Company.
The pigmy size of the Lilliputians symbolizes the littleness of mankind and their interests; the superior skill in rope-dancing which with them is the ground for political advancement, the political intrigues of real men; and the question whether eggs shall be broken on the big or the little end, which has embroiled Lilliput in a bloody war, both civil and foreign, the trivial causes of European conflicts.
Besides, the old fellow had entered so heartily into the ancient feud with Prince Beelzebub that he would have been perpetually at blows or ill language with some of the prince's subjects, and thus have embroiled us anew.
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