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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embroil  \Em*broil"\,  n. 
  See  {Embroilment}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embroil  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embroil 
  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"  [syn:  {tangle},  {sweep},  {sweep  up}, 
  {drag},  {drag  in}] 




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