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Meaning of EMBROIL

Pronunciation:  em'broyl

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  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"

EMBROIL is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: drag, drag in, sweep, sweep up, tangle
 See Also: involve



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Em*broil"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embroiled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Embroiling}.] [F. embrouiller; pref. em- (L. in) +
    brouiller. See 1st {Broil}, and cf. {Imbroglio}.]
    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.
             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.
    Syn: To perplex; entangle; distract; disturb; disorder;
         trouble; implicate; commingle.
  2. \Em*broil"\, n.
    See {Embroilment}.