etch in

etch (something) in(to) (something)

To cut something, such as a design or message, into some material or surface. Here, use this to try to etch your name into the glass.
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etch something in(to) something

 and etch something in
to erode a design or message into something, usually with acid. They etched their family crest into their good crystal. He etched in his initials.
See also: etch
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Once the photoresist is patterned, it is used to pattern the silicon dioxide film by a 2 min wet etch in a 6% buffered HF oxide etch solution, then rinsed and dried.
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Finally, the silicon dioxide mask is stripped by a second 2 min wet etch in 6% buffered HF, then rinsed and dried.