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inscribe into (something)
To etch or engrave something into something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "inscribe" and "into." I got my initials inscribed into my class ring—did you?
inscribe on(to) (something)
To etch or inscribe something on something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "inscribe" and "on(to)." I got my initials inscribed on my class ring—did you?
inscribe with (something)
To etch or inscribe something onto something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "inscribe" and "with." I got my class ring inscribed with my initials —did you?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
have one's name inscribed in the book of life
Euph. to die. He was a beloved father, brother, and friend, and he has his name inscribed in the book of life. By the time she was twenty, her parents, brothers, and sister had all had their names inscribed in the book of life.
inscribe something into something
to write or engrave a dedication on a gift to someone. (Emphasis is on the act of inscribing.) It was a lovely watch. I asked them to inscribe something into the back, so I could remember the occasion. My initials were inscribed into the wristband.
inscribe something on(to) something
to write or engrave certain information on something. (Emphasis is on the message that is inscribed.) The jeweler inscribed Amy's good wishes onto the watch. I inscribed my name on my tools.
inscribe something with something
to engrave something with a message. Could you please inscribe this trophy with the information on this sheet of paper? I inscribed the bracelet with her name.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.