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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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!"
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embroil

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

verb
To draw in so that extrication is difficult:
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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
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embroil

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

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

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