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 for embroil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Embroil \Em*broil"\, n.
     See Embroilment.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Embroil \Em*broil"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embroiled; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Embroiling.] [F. embrouiller; pref. em- (L. in) +
     brouiller. See 1st Broil, and cf. Imbroglio.]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The royal house embroiled in civil war. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To implicate in confusion; to complicate; to jumble.
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              The Christian antiquities at Rome . . . are so
              embroiled with ?able and legend.      --Addison.
  
     Syn: To perplex; entangle; distract; disturb; disorder;
          trouble; implicate; commingle.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  embroil
      v 1: 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: embroil, tangle, sweep,
           sweep up, drag, drag in]

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