Em*broil" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embroiled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Embroiling.] [F. embrouiller; pref. em- (L. in) + brouiller. See 1st Broil, and cf. Imbroglio.]

1.

To throw into confusion or commotion by contention or discord; to entangle in a broil or quarrel; to make confused; to distract; to involve in difficulties by dissension or strife.

The royal house embroiled in civil war. Dryden.

2.

To implicate in confusion; to complicate; to jumble.

The Christian antiquities at Rome . . . are so embroiled with able and legend. Addison.

Syn. -- To perplex; entangle; distract; disturb; disorder; trouble; implicate; commingle.

 

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Em*broil", n.

See Embroilment.

 

© Webster 1913.

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