[ US /ɛmˈbɹɔɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɛmbɹˈɔɪl/ ]
[ UK /ɛmbɹˈɔɪl/ ]
force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
don't drag me into this business
They were swept up by the events
How To Use embroil In A Sentence
- Unfortunately for both, their careers took a nosedive after they both became embroiled in controversy.
- Gosh, it's over a year since I read The Moving Toyshop; here Gervase Fen is embroiled in a mystery of murder and espionage in a West Country cathedral town in about 1940. January Books 27) Holy Disorders, by Edmund Crispin
- Santa's national secretariat is embroiled in several disputes with other Santa hospitals throughout the country.
- Since a criminal investigation is involved here she must be most careful to ensure that she is truthful at all times about what has happened and that she does not become embroiled in cobbling up an untrue explanation of events which might later become the subject of evidence under Oath in the Crown Court. Archive 2008-11-30
- Yunupingu, who is reportedly embroiled in a dispute with family members over the dispersal of mining royalties and grants, gave no details about the mine proposal or how it would be financed.
- Any hostilities could result in retaliation and further embroil U.N. troops in fighting.
- The United Nations was reluctant to get its forces embroiled in civil war.
- The chairman of the football club embroiled in cricket's match-fixing scandal has apparently taken his own life. Times, Sunday Times
- The play is set in a country embroiled in an ongoing war, where one woman dares to stand out against popular opinion.
- The attraction of these materials lies in their rich detail about the lives of men and women embroiled in marital litigation.