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Definition of engrave verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

engrave

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈɡreɪv//
 
[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they engrave
 
he / she / it engraves
 
past simple engraved
 
-ing form engraving
 
 
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  • to cut words or designs on wood, stone, metal, etc. engrave A (with B) The silver cup was engraved with his name. engrave B on A His name was engraved on the silver cup.
  • Idioms
    be engraved on/in your heart, memory, mind, etc.
     
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    to be something that you will never forget because it affected you so strongly The date of the accident remains engraved on my mind.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: engrave