embroil

Definitions

0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To involve in argument, contention, or hostile actions: "Avoid . . . any step that may embroil us with Great Britain” ( Alexander Hamilton).
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To throw into confusion or disorder; entangle.
0 Vote up! verb. To draw into a situation; to cause to be involved.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. 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.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To implicate in confusion; to complicate; to jumble.
0 Vote up! noun. See embroilment.
0 Vote up! others. To broil; burn.
0 Vote up! others. To mix up or entangle; intermix confusedly; involve.
0 Vote up! others. To involve in contention or trouble by discord; disturb; distract.
0 Vote up! noun. Perplexity; confusion; embarrassment.
0 Vote up! verb. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

Usage

0 Vote up! For him to do as the Republicans want, he would again embroil our country in a fight that is not ours.
0 Vote up! The only way to really guarantee of giving the United States a bloody nose would be to kind of embroil it in a larger, regional war.
0 Vote up! Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told AP he will not let the abortion issue "embroil" the healthcare reform debate.
0 Vote up! Early in the 17th century, English speakers began using "embroil," a direct adaptation of
0 Vote up! Em - is a common prefix, found in words such as embark, embed, embody, emboss, embrace, and embroil.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! "Wait... was I supposed to boil the chicken or broil it?" said the embroiled child

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Picture 3 years 10 months ago.
0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic ""Wait... was I supposed to boil the chicken or broil it?" said the embroiled child " 4 years 2 days ago.