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Definition of embroil verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[often passive] embroil somebody/yourself (in something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embroil
he / she / it embroils
past simple embroiled
-ing form embroiling
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to involve someone/yourself in an argument or a difficult situation He became embroiled in a dispute with his neighbors. I was reluctant to embroil myself in his problems.
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