Definition of embroil
- embroiled in controversy
His stand on this issue has embroiled him in controversy.
The new drug has been embroiled in controversy.
They were embroiled in a complicated lawsuit.
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: to involve (someone or something) in conflict or difficulties
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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