AskDefine | Define etch

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etch v : make an etching of

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  1. To engrave a surface (especially of metal or glass) in order to produce a printing pattern.
  2. In the context of "metaphorically": To make a lasting impression.
    The memory of 9/11 is etched into my mind.


to engrave
to make a lasting impression

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bed, bite, bring home to, carve, confirm, corrode, cut, deep-dye, define, delineate, depict, describe, eat, eat into, eat out, embed, engraft, engrave, engrave on, entrench, establish, fix, found, grave, ground, impact, implant, impress, impress upon, imprint, incise, inculcate, infix, ingrain, inscribe, instill, jam, lodge, make it felt, outline, pack, picture, plant, portray, print, represent, root, score, scratch, seat, set, set forth, set in, settle, stamp, stamp on, stereotype, wedge
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