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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.
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fade into the woodwork

To make oneself inconspicuous. Because I'm on probation, I'm just trying to fade into the woodwork for now.
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blend in (to something)

to combine nicely with something; to mix well with something. The oil won't blend into the water very well. It simply won't blend in.
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blend in (to something)

to combine nicely with something; to mix well with something. The oil won't blend into the water very well. It simply won't blend in.
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blend (something) into (something else)

 and blend (something) in
to mix something evenly into something else. We should blend the strawberry jam into the peanut butter slowly. You should blend in some more jam.
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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.

blend/fade into the ˈwoodwork

behave in a way that does not attract any attention; disappear or hide: I decided the best thing to do would be to try and fade into the woodwork and hope that no one noticed me.
See also: blend, fade, woodwork
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Using a Haake Rheomix (model Rheomix 600 OS) having a mixing chamber volume of 85 [cm.sup.3], the blends of EOC and EPDM at three different blend ratios have been prepared in a batch process at a rotor (cam type) speed of 60 rpm and at a temperature of 120[degrees]C.
Lieb Cellars, close by in Mattituck, debuted two new blends under its Bridge Lane brand in 2014: the Bridge Lane White Blend (29% Chardonnay, 26% Pinot Blanc, 18% Riesling, 14% Viognier, 9% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Gewiirztraminer) and the Bridge Lane Red Blend (46% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec).
At Honor Wines in Staten Island, NY, owner Lorie Honor notices that the blends of choice among most her customers are Cotes du Rhone.
At Northstar winery in Walla Walla, Wash., visitors can taste through the differences in Merlot from separate AVAs and then craft a blend, while guests of Conn Creek winery in Napa Valley can explore the nuances of that region's AVAs while making their own Cabernet blend.
Table-1: Melting temperature of PLLA segments in polymer blends with various PTMG mole contents
Mentioned as one of the hardest working men in the cigar industry, Rafael Nodal is traveling around the USA and other countries, selecting the proper Boutique Blends Cigar shops and sharing with the cigar consumers his philosophy of making small batch blends and controlled productions.
This paper investigates the optimum blends of flax/cotton fibres that are spinnable under specific conditions and the study of their tensile properties.
"With EPA expected to approve 15 percent ethanol blends sometime this year, this announcement provides some comfort to gas station owners facing increased ethanol blending.
Compounders, mixers, and mixing systems for the preparation of plasticized PVC dry blends and rigid PVC compounds, color concentrates, surface coatings, thermoplastic resins, and acrylic and epoxy powder coatings.
When developing pre-weighed powder blends for factory use, one must take into account powder particle size, differences in density of these additives (to avoid stratification) and possible chemical reactions between different chemical additives after the powder blend has been made and stored.
Near East Whole Grain Blends, on the other hand, tell shoppers--albeit in small print on the back that the Roasted Pecan & Garlic, for example, "contains 53% Whole Grain as packaged." (The others range from 52 to 76 percent.)
These days, liquid makeup blends easily but even great products need application sawy.
Support ethanol blends when they become available in North Carolina and change your driving habits.
Although there is no consensus on the total number of gasoline blends used in the United States, GAO found 11 distinct special blends in use during the summer of 2004.