engrave engrave  /ɪn ˈɡreɪv/


  1. (v) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
  2. (v) impress or affect deeply
  3. (v) carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
  4. (v) carve or cut a design or letters into


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  1. Maybe they should engrave that one over the doors of the future Bush Library.
  2. Some cultural impulse drove the early Homo sapiens of that region not only to venture deep into caves but also to paint and engrave them.
  3. A blocked kick, a fumble, an intercepted pass, and the hard little beans of Boston College popped through the pork of Holy Cross to engrave another victory on their silver plate.



  1. "With all the injuries right now, it's hard to engrave something in stone," Del Negro said. "We've had different mix-and-match lineups out there. The flexibility with the starting lineup needs to be there right now. Maybe it needs to be there...
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Vinny Del Negro Source: Aurora Beacon News

  2. "These two sensible amendments will engrave our proven fiscal disciplines into the bedrock of state law and make our state even stronger, no matter what challenges the global economy might present," Gov. Perry said. "These additional...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Rick Perry Source: Gov Monitor

  3. "Year after year we promise and pray that this will be the final victim, and then we return and with heavy hearts engrave another name on the monuments of the slain," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in a speech. "And the stone absorbs the...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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