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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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embroil

(verb) Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.

Synonyms: drag in, sweep up, tangle

Usage: Any hostilities could further embroil UN troops in the fighting.
KSPavan
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embroil
Definition: (verb) Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.
Synonyms: drag in, sweep up, tangle
Usage: Any hostilities could further embroil UN troops in the fighting.
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It was said that the Claimants did not want to embroil the elderly mother in a family dispute.
Adyl Mouhei
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Embroil

To embroil is to drag someone into a mess. If you're embroiled, you're in deep. Being embroiled is far worse, far messier, and generally far more long-term, than simply being "involved" with something. Nothing good can come of being embroiled.

Embroil can refer to any sort of situation — romantic entanglements, political events, scandals — but it's probably most commonly used in reference to lawsuits. The classic lawsuit that embroiled its participants was the fictional case of Jarndyce. v. Jarndyce, in Dickens's novel Bleak House — which went on for so many generations that all the characters' money was eaten up entirely by lawyers' fees. Let us repeat: nothing good comes of getting embroiled.
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