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[em-broil] /ɛmˈbrɔɪl/

verb (used with object)
to bring into discord or conflict; involve in contention or strife.
to throw into confusion; complicate.
verb (transitive)
to involve (a person, oneself, etc) in trouble, conflict, or argument
to throw (affairs) into a state of confusion or disorder; complicate; entangle

c.1600, “throw into disorder,” from French embrouillier (cognate of Italian imbrogliare), from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + brouiller “confuse,” from Old French brooillier (see broil (v.2)). Sense of “involve in a quarrel” is first attested c.1610. Related: Embroiled; embroiling.


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