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merge into the background

To act or position oneself in such a way as not to be very noticeable to others. Not feeling comfortable as the center of attention, I prompted someone else to start talking and then merged into the background.
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merge in

To join, unite, or blend in (with something else). Be sure to give another car plenty of space to join the highway when it merges in from a side road. There's a stream that merges in about 100 kilometers from here—that's where we can nab the bandits.
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merge into

1. To join, unite, or blend into some larger group or body. Be sure to give cars a wide berth when they're merging into the highway from a side road. There's a stream that merges into the main river about 100 kilometers from here—that's where we can nab the bandits. The two smaller companies merged into a more powerful corporation.
2. To cause someone or something to join, unite, or blend into some larger group or body. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "merge" and "into." Our plan is to take the two departments and merge them into one—that way we can reduce our staff numbers and save on costs. Because of the accident, police merged everyone in the left lane into the right one.
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merge with

1. To join, unite, or blend in with someone or something else. Be sure to give cars a wide berth when they're merging with traffic on the highway. There's a stream that merges with the main river about 100 kilometers from here—that's where we can nab the bandits. Our company merged with another run by a friend of mine to form a single, more powerful corporation.
2. To cause someone or something to join, unite, or blend in with something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "merge" and "with." They're merging our department with the marketing team to improve efficiency, or so they say. Because of the accident, police had to merge everyone in the left lane with the people in the right.
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merge in (to something)

to join into something. The stream merged into the main channel of the river.
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merge someone or something into something

 and merge someone or something in
to route someone or something into something else. They merged the marchers into the parade and no one ever knew they were late. We merged in the latecomers to the parade at an intersection.
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merge (something) with (something else)

to join two things together. The management merged the sales division with the marketing division. We merged the accounting department with the auditing department.
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merge with someone or something

to join with someone or something. Ted merged with Fred and they created a very profitable partnership. Our company merged with a larger one, and we all kept our jobs. This stream merges with a larger stream about two miles to the west.
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merge into the ˈbackground

(of a person) behave quietly when you are with a group of people so that they do not notice you: Nick didn’t say anything during the meeting, and it was obvious that he was desperately trying to merge into the background.
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Merge is a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare.
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to California fairness hearing and other conditions.Country: , USASector: Healthcare, Computer SoftwareTarget: Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OIS) Buyer: Merge Healthcare IncDeal size in USD: 30.3mType: Corporate acquisitionFinancing: All-stockStatus: AgreedBuyer advisor: McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Merge Healthcare highlighted its Fusion RIS GL solution, which has become the cornerstone of many imaging businesses, as it provides a workflow solution that accelerates productivity from scheduling through billing.
Chavez has leveraged Merge eMed's offerings to optimize the system as a marketing tool, including quick, easy customization of the interface with West Coast's brand, and use of direct mail materials from the Referring Practice Portal Marketing Toolkit.
That will open the Mail Merge Recipients screen (exhibit 7, page 72), which gives you an opportunity to populate or filter the list by clicking on the (continued on page 72) arrow next to the column heading you wish to include: Address, City, State.
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