embroilment


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embroilment - an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"

embroilment

noun
The condition of being entangled or implicated:
Translations

embroilment

[ɪmˈbrɔɪlmənt] Nembrollo m

embroilment

nVerwicklung f (→ in in +acc)
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