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blend (something) in

To mix or combine something smoothly or seamlessly with something else. Be sure to blend your makeup in so that your face isn't two different colors. OK, now blend the butter in with the eggs.
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blend in(to) (something)

1. To combine one or more ingredients uniformly into another substance or a larger mixture. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "blend" and "in," and it is always used between "blend" and "into." Next, blend the butter in with the rest of the ingredients. Start blending the flour into the soup stock to help thicken it. Be sure to blend in your makeup so that your face isn't two different colors.
2. To merge seamlessly and successfully with some thing or a group of people. Do you think Sam will be able to blend into the group? He can be pretty standoffish. Don't wear anything too flashy—try to blend into the background.
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blend into the woodwork

To make oneself inconspicuous. Because I'm on probation at work, I'm just trying to blend into the woodwork for now.
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blend together

To merge seamlessly and successfully with something. Each of the items being combined can be stated in the phrase. Can you blend together the ingredients for the icing while I prep the next step? Blend the butter together with the eggs.
See also: blend, together
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blend something together (with something)

to mix something evenly with something else. Blend the egg together with the cream. Blend the ingredients together and pour them into a baking pan.
See also: blend, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the last couple of weeks of the old year and the first couple of weeks of the new one, refiners and blenders delay blending in the ethanol and increase their inventory of blendstocks.
Retailers will be wise to be aware of the pitfalls associated with short-sightedness in their blending operations and to do what is necessary to prepare for their continued growth.
Horizontal ribbon mixers and systems ensure uniform blending and mixing of dry products and slurries, as wells as coating, heating and finishing.
On 3 March 2005, members of the House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation, the "Save Our Waters From Sewage Act," to block the EPA blending proposal.
--whimsical folk-etymological perversions (such as jawbacious [jaw x audacious]) because of their folk-etymological origin--again, however, Pound admits that "the subjects of folk-etymology and blending do merge.
These educated and accomplished people are wedge figures; they represent the inevitable blending of the population as cultural markers themselves.
Existing technology prohibited the integration of these functions until the early 1990s, when switching advances made blending possible.
Sufficient mixing occurs as the sand is discharged into the unit and as it flows through the unit, therefore, further blending is not required.
There are a number of automated blending systems available today that are accurate, simple and cost-efficient.
In a study of toughening polyester through blending with polyolefins, Wilfong and co-workers attributed the lowering of [T.sub.c,c], in PET/HDPE binary blends to the stress-induced crystallization created by large volume expansions associated with melting of the HDPE particles.
Melt blending PLA with other suitable polymers in the presence of a reactive monomer forms a graft copolymer at the interphase, decreases the interfacial tension of the immiscible polymer components and promotes interfacial adhesion.
Blending prior to compression, tabletting or packaging is a critical process where many aspects can go wrong both during the blend and after the blend.
In staple fibres blending, fibres of different length, different surface structure, crimps, etc do not exhibit the same cohesive contact with each other and behave differently during movement as individual [Wanner, 1979; Oxtoby, 1987; Lawal, 2008].
This is oftentimes due to the ratio of each component used during the blending process.
The practice of wine blending is probably as old as winemaking itself.