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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 at the center of attention, I prompted someone else to start talking and then merged into the background.
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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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With an innovative product like Merge Cube, we wanted to expand our support of the dev community to encourage innovation and creativity for all AR/VR platforms," Merge VR Co-founder Andrew Trickett said in a statement.
Merge Ortho(TM) - combining image manipulation and automation within an architecture designed for integration and customization, Merge Ortho(TM) offers a comprehensive digital solution for joint arthroplasty, trauma, deformity correction and more.
That evokes the Merge to E-Mail window (exhibit 15, below), which enables you to enter the e-mail heading information.
We resume the merge until the tail of block j has been moved.
These statements are based on information currently available to Merge Healthcare and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.
Second, merge at your earliest and safest opportunity.
Click on Next to evoke the Mail Merge screen (exhibit 13, at right).
No additional software is needed to use the free image sharing application in Merge Honeycomb; it can be used from any device with a web browser including PCs, Macs, tablets and mobile devices.
The fact that four of Merges solutions were singled out for recognition by KLAS is rewarding and a direct reflection of our close client collaborations that enable us to build on our successes and continue exceeding expectations even as needs change, said Justin Dearborn, CEO of Merge Healthcare.
TWO GOOD REASONS FOR PARTIES TO MERGE rather than treat the combination as an acquisition are that a merger does not require cash and may in some cases be accomplished tax-free for both businesses.
The addition of these two healthcare veterans further strengthens the Merge team, and amplifies our ability to provide world-class solutions to our growing client base, and the industry as a whole," said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare.
A change in driver behaviour coupled with new merge lines will make driving on key Perth roads safer and less congested.
Companies merge to boost market share, eliminate competitors or acquire important suppliers needed by competitors.
Non-tax corporate attorneys, generally unaware of the importance of the direction of the merger, may in fact recommend that the target merge into a new company, for a number of (real or perceived) reasons (e.
CHICAGO -- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced today that it has commenced an offer to exchange $52 million principal amount of its 11.