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inlay with (something)

To cut into a surface and then fill the space with a decorative material and/or design. A noun or pronoun can be used between "inlay" and "with." Look at how this fretboard is inlaid with mother-of-pearl—how beautiful!
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inlay something with something

to decorate something by cutting in a design and filling the cut with some decorative substance. The workers inlaid the tabletop with bits of polished seashell. The tabletop was inlaid with a lovely design.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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