etch (something) in(to) (something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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That is what Etched in Stone: Archeological Discoveries that Prove the Bible is all about.
The wafer is etched in diluted HF until the surface is hydrophobic.
Figure 3(a) shows that the porous GaAs etched in [H.sub.2]S[O.sub.4]: DMF solution with ratio of 1:1.
However, most of them prefer to get the tattoos etched in Goa where a number of international tattoo artists are based.
The amount of silicon etched in M2 is a 50 % higher than in M1 but the measured gain improvement in M1 is 0.3 dB better than in M2.
Norma Tempel, president and founder of Etched In Stone Waterjet Fabrications, Inc., of South Hackensack, NJ, has been named Business Woman of the Year by the Bergen County chapter of the NJ Association of Women Business Owners.
* The Vietnam survivors that saw their buddies die in combat finally got the chance to run their hands across and feel their names etched in stone.
They can be etched in thicknesses from thin foil up to 0.09 in.
If a design includes writing, letters must be etched in reverse.
To obtain the textured surface, the Sn[O.sub.2] glasses were etched in a Sn[O.sub.2] etchant.
According to the cross-sectional view, as shown in Figures 4(d) and 4(e), the surface was etched in the form of a cocktail glass.
Coburn, "In situ Auger electron spectroscopy of Si and Si[O.sub.2] surfaces plasma etched in C[F.sub.4]-[H.sub.2] glow discharges," Journal of Applied Physics, vol.