Word of the Day
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Definitions for embroil

  1. to bring into discord or conflict; involve in contention or strife.
  2. to throw into confusion; complicate.

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Citations for embroil
Did he wish to embroil himself in the troubles of Miss Lemon's sister and the passions and grievances of a polyglot hostel? Agatha Christie, Hickory Dickory Dock, 1955
I determined not to be stirred by your presence or by the passing through of those who, like you, would embroil me. Rebecca Stott, Ghostwalk, 2007
Origin of embroil
Embroil entered English at the turn of the 17th century and comes from the Middle French embrouiller.