embroil

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to draw in so that extrication is difficult

Synonyms for embroil

force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

References in classic literature ?
If I were going to remain here, I might think it worth my while to embroil myself.
Venerable trapper, our communications have a recent origin, or thy interrogatory might have a tendency to embroil us in angry disputation.
Thus began a conversation of more than 40 years, as Arab and Jew learned to discuss the complexities of the problem that still embroils the Middle East today.
Then Gandalf, the wandering wizard, embroils the unassuming hobbit in a treasure hunt by telling a group of dwarves that Bilbo is a burglar.
Luther's enterprising friend Sparky is dying to get out of Flint, and he has hatched a get-richquick scheme, involving a rat and a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE-EMALL, in which he embroils Luther.
It is a delicate balance between the two characters that embroils the women in their lives as well as the authorities.