Embroiled – meaning of the word and examples

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.



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