Definition of embroil
1 : to throw into disorder or confusion
2 : to involve in conflict or difficulties embroiled in controversy
embroilmentplay \im-ˈbrȯi(-ə)l-mənt\ noun
Examples of embroil in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of embroil from the Web
For more than six years, Syria has been embroiled in a massive civil war, resulting in a global refugee crisis and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians.
The Sicilians embroiled the rising republic of Rome in their squabbles with Carthage and transformed a minor dispute into an armed conflict fought largely at sea.
Instead, Trump is embroiled in multiple investigations into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and potential collusion by his campaign.
The pop diva, who welcomed son Eissa in January with estranged husband Wissam Al Mana, is embroiled in a costly divorce with the wealthy Qatar businessman.
Embroiled in a dispute with state attorneys on the Department of Education staff, the state Board of Education today voted to hire an outside law firm.
Today in news of Instagram interactions getting a bit out of hand (though Twitter's already taken that cake for today), Miley Cyrus and Stefano Gabbana, of almost-eponymous Dolce & Gabbana, are embroiled in a feud.
The tribe, embroiled in a long-running disenrollment fight, has no such leadership.
In addition to being sought in the spying case, Mr. Martinelli is also embroiled in a bribery scandal related to the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, a sprawling investigation that has ensnared prominent politicians across Latin America.
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EMBROIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embroil for English Language Learners
: to involve (someone or something) in conflict or difficulties
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