Embroiling
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. [1913 Webster]

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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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