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embroil (one) in (something)

To trap oneself or someone in an issue, problem, or scandal. A noun or pronoun can be used between "embroil" and "in." The best politicians choose their battles wisely. If one becomes too embroiled in petty debates, one never gets anything done. Our father's lack of a will has embroiled my brothers and me in many lawsuits over his estate.
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embroil someone in something

Fig. to entangle someone in something; to get someone involved in something. Please do not embroil me in your squabbles. I wish I could keep from embroiling myself in this kind of mess.
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What if Iran becomes a party to that war more directly and overtly rather than clandestinely or covertly, and that becomes a conflict that doesn't just embroil Israel and potentially us by extension but also many of our other allies in the region?
Sinyora contended that Hezbollah's illtimed dispatching of drones over "occupied zones" might embroil us in conflict with unforeseen consequences reminiscent of the 2006 conflict when Hasan Nasrullah apologized for not being adequately prepared for an all-out showdown with Israel.
And as the feds embroil themselves more and more in child support, they've set up financial incentives that allow many state governments to profit from child support money intended for welfare babies.
Thus began a conversation of more than 40 years, as Arab and Jew learned to discuss the complexities of the problem that still embroils the Middle East today.
Luther's enterprising friend Sparky is dying to get out of Flint, and he has hatched a get-richquick scheme, involving a rat and a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE-EMALL, in which he embroils Luther.
Then Gandalf, the wandering wizard, embroils the unassuming hobbit in a treasure hunt by telling a group of dwarves that Bilbo is a burglar.
Luther's enterprising friend Sparky is dying to get out of Flint, and he has hatched a get-rich-quick scheme, involving a rat and a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE-EM-ALL, in which he embroils Luther.