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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

embroil

\em-BROIL\ , verb;
1.
to bring into discord or conflict; involve in contention or strife.
2.
to throw into confusion; complicate.
Quotes:
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:
Embroil entered English at the turn of the 17th century and comes from the Middle French embrouiller.
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