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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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Photolithographywas used to define the isolation trenches that were etched into the [Si.sub.x][N.sub.y] mask by buffered oxide etchant (BOE) (Figure 6(c)) and transferred into the III-V layers by etching with the optimized bromineisopropanol solution.