To cause someone to become involved in an argument or a difficult situation. (Cambridge Dictionary)
To bring into discord or conflict; involve in contention or strife. (Dictionary.com)
To throw into confusion; complicate. (Dictionary.com)
To throw into disorder or confusion. (Merriam – Webster)
To involve in conflict or difficulties. (Merriam – Webster)
If you become embroiled in a fight or argument, you become deeply involved in it. (Collins Dictionary)
If you become embroiled with a person, you become involved in a relationship with them that causes you problems. (Collins Dictionary)
A Russian city is embroiled in furious protests over philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Pope Francis removes two cardinals embroiled in sex abuse scandals from advisory council.
How Goldman’s high-flying Italian partner was embroiled in scandal.