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embed in (someone or something)

1. To stick or push something deeply into someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "embed" and "in." I think we need to go to the ER—those staples are really embedded in your arm. You really need to embed these nails in the wall, otherwise they won't hold the plank in place.
2. In computing, to insert content into something, often a webpage. A noun or pronoun can be used between "embed" and "in." I think we should embed a video in the article and fill up some of this blank space.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

embed someone or something in something

to insert someone or something in something. The team of oxen embedded their legs in the muddy river bottom. Laura embedded sequins in the candles and turned them into clever gifts.
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embed something in something

to stick something into something. The mugger only embedded his knife in the cloth of the victim's coat. A ring was embedded in the bread dough by accident.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At Punta Alta we have a section of one of these later-formed little plains, which is highly interesting from the number and extraordinary character of the remains of gigantic land-animals embedded in it.
The remains at Punta Alta were embedded in stratified gravel and reddish mud, just such as the sea might now wash up on a shallow bank.
In a like manner, in Siberia, we have woods of birch, fir, aspen, and larch, growing in a latitude [10] (64 degs.) where the mean temperature of the air falls below the freezing point, and where the earth is so completely frozen, that the carcass of an animal embedded in it is perfectly preserved.
Embedded in the prow of the skiff lay the spear that had been cast after me by him whom I suddenly desired to save.
But, as by this theory innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth?
These sheet-iron chests were embedded in the car in such a way as to take up the least possible amount of space.
Embedded in PGR's culture is achieving a GAAP calendar year combined ratio of 96% or better.
"HUMSA ( NG) is a very good sonar, however, given that it is embedded in the ship's structure will invariably lead to it being affected by noise emanating from ship's own engines.
Information hiding studies methods to make private messages are embedded in seemingly innocuous cover messages [1].
If such subsidies are to become embedded in national policy, however, some refinements are needed.
"I hope people are really starting to see and feel the difference, especially with neighbourhood policing teams now firmly embedded in communities."
Once realized, gains are embedded in capital--tangible and subsisting.
It trampled upon white supremacist notions deeply embedded in the American psyche and reasserted a core belief in the ideals embodied in the United States Constitution.
After Juggernaut George beat Fox to the punch by preemptively declaring war, I was in danger of getting embedded in my couch.
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