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.
See also: etch
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.
In the old way of laying down metal lines and connecting vias, via holes were etched into a dielectric layer and filled with metal, then the wafer was coated with a blanket metal film, which was etched to reveal a series of metal lines.
Via holes and trenches for metal lines are etched into a slab of dielectric and subsequently filled with a blanket film of copper.
In the trench-first approach, a trench is etched into dielectric material and covered with a photoresist that will be used to pattern the via.