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embroil

em·broil

embroil

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm broIl
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: embroiled, embroiling, embroils
definition 1: to involve in conflict.
The small nation embroiled its neighbor in a dispute over boundary lines.Don't embroil me in your squabbles!
similar words:
entangle, tangle
definition 2: to confuse or complicate.
similar words:
complicate, entangle, snarl
derivations: embroiler (n.), embroilment (n.)