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English definition of “embroil”

embroil

verb [T]     /ɪmˈbrɔɪl/
to cause someone to become involved in an argument or a difficult situation: She had no desire to embroil herself in lengthy lawsuits with the tabloid newspapers. The United Nations was reluctant to get its forces embroiled in civil war.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
(Definition of embroil verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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