Em·broil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embroiled p. pr. & vb. n. Embroiling.]
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.
Em·broil, n. See Embroilment.
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]