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etch

1. verb cut (pattern, letters etc)2. verb mark (surface) with pattern, words etc3. verb cause (strong impression) to form4. verb show on face5. verb ART make etching
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1 verb cut (pattern, letters etc) TRANSITIVEeitseáil verb  c m ugrean verb  c m ugearr verb  c m usnoigh verb  c m uthe date was etched into the wood bhí an dáta greanta isteach san adhmad, bhí an dáta gearrtha isteach san adhmad 2 verb mark (surface) with pattern, words etc TRANSITIVEeitseáil verb  c m ugrean verb  c m ugearr verb  c m uthe wall was etched with the names of the dead bhí ainmneacha na marbh greanta ar an mballa, bhí ainmneacha na marbh gearrtha isteach sa bhalla
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3 verb especially literary cause (strong impression) to form TRANSITIVEdo lorg a fhágáil arrian a fhágáil arshe was etching her personality into the minds of the readers bhí sí ag fágáil lorg a pearsantachta ar intinn na léitheoirí 4 verb especially literary show on face TRANSITIVEhis face was etched with tiredness bhí an tuirse le feiceáil ar a aghaidh 5 verb ART make etching TRANSITIVEeitseáil verb  c m ueitseáil a dhéanamh argrean verb  c m uthe image was etched into the glass bhí an íomhá eitseáilte isteach sa ghloine, bhí an íomhá greanta isteach sa ghloineto etch copper eitseáil a dhéanamh ar chopar
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to be etched against sth

especially literary seasamh amach in éadan rudathe house was etched against the hill sheas an teach amach in aghaidh an chnoic, bhí imlíne an tí le feiceáil go soiléir in éadan an chnoic

to be etched in sb's mind

(also

to be etched in sb's memory

) especially literary bheith greanta in intinn duinethat day was etched in her memory bhí an lá sin greanta ina cuimhne, ní dhéanfadh sí dearmad ar an lá sin go deo

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