from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of embroil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. deeply involved especially in something complicated


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • And thus I found myself once again embroiled in the Where's The Change debate, despite having gone through it with two other teenagers.

    When a Child 'Forgets' to Give You Change

  • The "action" in which Marlowe always becomes embroiled is fun to read, perhaps even keeps us reading, but for me such action adds little to my perception of him as a character, which is also always being reinforced by the way in which he describes this action to us.

    Style in Fiction

  • I only hear her name embroiled in controversy and she is nowhere to be found.

    Suggested Push-Back On Lipstick-Gate

  • And by "embroiled," I mean he has sex with the wife and the mistress.

    Archive 2009-09-27

  • Attorney John Moses, standing in for Acerra's lawyer, who was said to be in Texas, railed that the Bristol County District Attorney's Office is becoming "embroiled" in a "political" case in Taunton that bears no relevance to the latest nine-year-old allegations.

    The Taunton Gazette Home RSS

  • "embroiled" the ANCWL -- was the last in a series of incidents that had given rise to their resignations.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In Pakistan, the issue has become embroiled in widespread anti-Americanism and suspicions, fanned by the Pakistani media and used for political advantage, that U.S. spies and intelligence contractors are secretly operating in the country.

    U.S.-Pakistan relations strained further with case of jailed diplomat

  • Contrast that with Big East behemoth U-Conn, embroiled in recruiting controversies.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • Congress is currently embroiled in a funding fight over how much to spend on less than one-fifth of the federal budget for the next six months.

    The GOP Path to Prosperity

  • September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, a 9/11 group that has backed the administration on civilian trials, said Monday: "Military commissions have been embroiled in a series of legal challenges and we fully expect that this inadequate alternative to our well-tested federal court system will continue to delay our pursuit of justice."

    U.S. Reverses on 9/11 Trials


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.