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carve (something) into (something)

1. To etch something into a particular surface or material. Don't carve your initials into your desk unless you want to get detention.
2. To use a knife or other tool to carve a block of some material, typically wood, into a desired shape. I'm always so impressed by artisans that can carve blocks of wood into beautiful animal figures.
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carve something into something

 
1. and carve something in to cut letters or symbols into something. He carved his initials into a tree. He carved in the letters one by one.
2. to create a carved object by sculpturing raw material. Ken carved the apple into a tiny snowman.
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The tops of their heads had no hair, but were carved into a variety of fantastic shapes, some having a row of points or balls around the top, others designs resembling flowers or vegetables, and still others having squares that looked like waffles cut criss-cross on their heads.
The top of its head was carved into a crown and the Wizard's bullet had struck it exactly in the left eye, which was a hard wooden knot.
He made a more careful examination of his visitor, and soon discovered that Jack's features were carved into a smile and that he could not look grave if he wished to.
There, he produces intricately carved doors and fine-art panels with everything from elaborate forest scenes carved into Douglas fir to highly abstract designs that show nothing but flowing texture and pattern.
Signs carved into the Cascajal block "may not be fully formed writing, but they're close to it,' remarks linguist John S.
Many people have their names carved into bricks or stones of buildings to commemorate their donations to its construction, but at St.
The tapered wine coolers, which date to the 1820s, have handles carved into the faces of bulldogs.
In addition to the Treasury, there's a monastery, a 3,000-seat amphitheater, several temples, colonnaded streets, several Byzantine-era churches, and hundreds of tombs carved into the cliff.
Hydrangea blossoms in high relief are carved into the lower section of this panel.
Many of these ancient carved stones have recognizable images carved into them.
The Grand Canyon is a gash that's been carved into the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, a 150,000-square-mile, kidney-shaped region that covers large portions of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.