embroil (one) in (something)

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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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He underlined that we don't want to embroil ourselves in any conflict with US.
SIR - As we embroil ourselves in the election campaign, it pays sometimes to raise our heads and see what is happening in other parts of the world.