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be engraved in (one's) memory

To be something that one will always remember. The day you were born is just engraved in my memory—I could never forget what it felt like to hold you for the first time.
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be engraved in (one's) mind

To be something that one will always remember. The day you were born is just engraved in my mind—I could never forget what it felt like to hold you for the first time.
See also: engrave, mind

be engraved on (one's) heart

To be something that one will always remember. The day you were born is just engraved on my heart—I could never forget what it felt like to hold you for the first time.
See also: engrave, heart, on

carved in stone

Permanently fixed or firmly established; incapable of being changed. Often used in the negative. The deal isn't yet carved in stone, but we're confident it will go ahead as hoped.
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engrave (something) into (something)

To etch or carve something into a surface or material. When we got our sidewalk repaved, the kids engraved their initials into the cement. The woman at the store said that they can engrave our wedding date into the picture frame.
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engrave (something) on (something)

To etch or carve something onto a surface or material. The woman at the store said that they can engrave our wedding date on the picture frame.
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engrave (something) onto (something)

To etch or carve something onto a surface or material. The woman at the store said that they can engrave our wedding date onto the picture frame.
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engrave (something) upon (something)

1. To etch or carve something onto some surface or material. The woman at the store said that they can engrave our wedding date upon the picture frame.
2. By extension, to commit something to memory. After missing my first appointment, I engraved the rescheduled date upon my brain.
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engrave (something) with (something)

1. To etch or carve something onto a surface or material. The woman at the store said that they can engrave the picture frame with our wedding date.
2. To use something, such as a tool, to etch or carve into a surface or material. The artist engraved a design into the linoleum with a small cutter.
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engraved in stone

Permanently fixed or firmly established; incapable of being changed. Often used in the negative. The deal isn't yet engraved in stone, but we're confident it will go ahead as hoped.
See also: engrave, stone

carved in stone

 and engraved in stone; written in stone
Fig. permanent or not subject to change. (Often in the negative.) Now, this isn't carved in stone yet, but this looks like the way it's going to be. Is this policy carved in stone, or can it still be modified?
See also: carve, stone

engrave something into something

to cut symbols into something. She engraves a lovely design into the soap that she puts out for guests. Todd engraved his initials into the bark of the tree.
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engrave something on(to) something

to cut symbols into the surface of something. She engraved her initials onto the side of the tree. Ted engraved her name on the bracelet.
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engrave something (up)on something

 
1. . Lit. to cut letters or a design into the surface of something; to engrave something on(to) something. Todd engraved his initials into the bark of the tree. Their names were engraved onto each of their wedding rings. He asked them to engrave his initials upon the back of his watch. He engraved his name on the desktop.
2. Fig. to imprint something firmly on someone's mind. I engraved the combination to the safe upon my brain. The teacher engraved the definition of a noun into my memory.
See also: engrave, on

engrave something with something

 
1. . to carve something, such as letters, into something. He engraved the soft pewter with an old motto. Can you engrave my watch with a date?
2. to carve on something, using some tool or device. The worker engraved the watch with a sharp stylus. Can I engrave this bracelet with this tool? Is it sharp enough?
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be engraved on/in your ˈheart/ˈmemory/ˈmind

be something that you will never forget because it affected you so strongly: Although he was very young at the time, the date of his father’s funeral was engraved on his heart.
Engrave means ‘cut words or designs on wood, stone, etc.’.
See also: engrave, heart, memory, mind, on
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"Dave," I said, "This rifle is engraved. I didn't pay for engraving." He replied, "Mike, I know.
Barbara Button with the |whiskey glasses she engraved
As with the rotary process, the engraved surface will corrode.
"I am sure I am not alone in hoping that once I have engraved Bishop Paul's name on the plaque it is quite some time before I am asked to engrave another."
Edwin had engraved this portrait after one by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) as early as 1798 and had shown an actual proof to the artist.
The young Blanchfill has his mother to thank that Engraved, a relatively unknown band in this area, gets to play a CD release show at the WOW Hall.
He said: "Through this variety of engraved glass pieces I hope to show some of the magic involved in the art form.
A reindeer engraved on one of the walls of a South Wales cave has been confirmed as the oldest known rock art in the British Isles dated around 14,505 years ago.
Found to the rear of the cave on a small vertical limestone niche, the engraved cervid - probably a stylised reindeer - is shown side-on and measures approximately 15 x 11cm.
The skill required to etch directly on glass, whether with the point of a diamond, or with a copper engraving wheel, and the fragility of the material, has meant that engraved glass has always been highly valued.
Once the item to be engraved is placed in the laser, select Go and the job will proceed.
Given the timing of the decision, it stands to reason that the primary impetus for this policy shift began with the backlash brought on after reports of the sights thus engraved were published by abcnews.com earlier in the week.
The coin is steel covered with nickel.The front face of the coin is engraved with the traditional Kyrgyz leather vessel for mare milk called kookor.
Drawing from national and international newspapers published from the 1850s to the 1890s, "Alabama Illustrated Engravings From 19th Century Newspapers" showcases 250 engraved images showcasing Alabama scenes of city and country life, politics, the civil war, industry, agriculture, entertainment, and the everyday life of the common folk.