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- (transitive) To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol.
- The papers weren't official until the seal had been embossed on them.
- (transitive) To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, etc.
to mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol
- (obsolete) Of a hunted animal: to take shelter in a wood or forest.
- (obsolete) To drive (an animal) to extremity; to exhaust, to make foam at the mouth.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, “Of Crueltie”, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes […], book II, London: […] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821, pages 249–250:
- And as it commonly happneth, that when the Stagge begins to be emboſt, and findes his ſtrength to faile-him, having no other remedie left him, doth yeelde and bequeath himſelfe vnto vs that purſue him, with tears ſuing to vs for mercie […].
- (obsolete) To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to enclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.
- (obsolete) To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.