merge into

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 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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References in classic literature ?
The situation of Windygates had been skillfully chosen in that part of the county where the fertile lowlands first begin to merge into the mountain region beyond.
"Usually during the merger, bad institutes merge into good banks to have proper function but considering these banks have high unbalanced resources and in addition to high debts, lack of liquidity and blocked properties, this plan would create unpleasant situation with the unbalanced resources," he explained.
Similarly, Meng and Weng [11] define a rejected gap as the situation in which the driver fails to merge into the current adjacent lane.
Dexter was approved to merge into the $1.7 billion Navigant Credit Union in Smithfield, R.I.
"The works include installing new merge lines at on-ramps to prompt motorists to get up to speed and merge into freeway traffic in the same way they would if they were changing lanes.
Merge's subsidiary will merge into AMICAS with any shares not purchased in the offer being converted into the right to receive the same cash price per share as paid in the tender offer.
According to the merger plan Turvatiimi Holding Oy, Linjo Turvatiimi Oy, Savon Turvatiimi Oy, Turvatiimi Patronas Oy, Turvatiimi-Alarmset Oy, Pohjanmaan Turvatiimi Oy, Savonlinnan Vartiointi Oy, Kymen Halytyslaite Oy and Sijoitus Oy Valakka would merge into Turvatiimi Oyj.
In general, it accepted the idea that a corporation could merge into a disregarded entity and qualify as a statutory merger, but that the merger of a disregarded entity into a corporation would not qualify.
Though different, they ultimately will merge into Enterprise Storage Networking
Therefore, as a rational solution, the smaller, weaker RECs could merge into larger more cost efficient organizations.
BC and DE merge into AB, using the assets-over form.
This is no longer possible.) 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.g., more expeditious state law filings or an implication that, if target shareholders are being squeezed out, the target should be disappearing).