1. to bring into discord or conflict; involve in contention or strife.
2. to throw into confusion; complicate.
Did he wish to embroil himself in the troubles of Miss Lemon’s sister and the passions and grievances of a polyglot hostel?
— Agatha Christie , Hickory Dickory Dock , 1955
I determined not to be stirred by your presence or by the passing through of those who, like you, would embroil me.
— Rebecca Stott , Ghostwalk , 2007
Embroil entered English at the turn of the 17th century and comes from the Middle French embrouiller .