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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.
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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A top Trump administration intelligence official warned of the "real potential" of war between Israel and Hizbullah that could bring in Iran and embroil
the region in conflict.
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'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