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etch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Design
etchetch /etΚƒ/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive, transitive]AVD to cut lines on a metal plate, piece of glass, stone etc to form a picture or wordsetch on πŸ”Š a gravestone with three names etched on it πŸ”Š A laser is used to etch a pattern in the smooth surface of the disc.2 β†’ be etched on/in your memory/mind3 [transitive]EXPRESSION ON somebody'S FACE if someone’s face is etched with pain, sadness etc, you can see these feelings from their expressionbe etched with something πŸ”Š Her face was etched with tiredness. πŸ”Š Craig saw lines of pain etched around her mouth. Grammar Etch is usually passive in this meaning.4 [transitive]LINE to make lines or patterns appear on something very clearly πŸ”Š etched glass
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Examples from the Corpus
etchβ€’ The U.S. studies have drawn attention to the use of glycol ethers - solvents used to etch circuits on to silicon wafers.β€’ She took her place at his side again, and watched the exquisitely etched face in the soft light.β€’ That contrast of tender sensibility and senseless brutality was etched into my mind, exposing the utter meaninglessness of violence and war.β€’ An appendix scar was lightly etched on his stomach above the Speedo.β€’ The design is etched onto the glasses using a laser.β€’ A white flame roared up, etching the room in black and white.β€’ When engraving was developed or etching was developed, engraving sort of, a lot of people lost interest in engraving.β€’ His face was long and etched with a look of permanent sorrow.
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Verb table
etch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyetch
he, she, itetches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyetched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave etched
he, she, ithas etched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad etched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill etch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have etched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam etching
he, she, itis etching
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you, we, theyare etching
Past
I, he, she, itwas etching
you, we, theywere etching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been etching
he, she, ithas been etching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been etching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be etching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been etching
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