Definition of embroil verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

embroil

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbrɔɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbrɔɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embroil
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbrɔɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbrɔɪl//
 
he / she / it embroils
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbrɔɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbrɔɪlz//
 
past simple embroiled
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbrɔɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbrɔɪld//
 
past participle embroiled
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbrɔɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbrɔɪld//
 
-ing form embroiling
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbrɔɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbrɔɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] embroil somebody/yourself (in something) (formal) to involve somebody/yourself in an argument or a difficult situation He became embroiled in a dispute with his neighbours. I was reluctant to embroil myself in his problems. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French embrouiller ‘to muddle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: embroil