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.
See also: merge

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.
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.
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.
Nasdaq:HDSG), based in Dallas, announced today that it had signed a non-binding letter of intent to merge into Overland Beverage Distributing, Inc.
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.
Also, FLAG announced the opening of its second de novo branch, First Flag Bank - Statesboro, and the signing of a Definitive Agreement to acquire the Blackshear branch office of First Georgia Bank, which will merge into the Empire Banking Company division of Citizens Bank and is scheduled to close this quarter.
Merging Company"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tracker, adopted a Plan of Merger pursuant to which the Merging Company will merge into Mako Marine International, Inc.
are scheduled to merge into Union Planters' existing operation based in Decatur, Ala.
Franklin Federal will merge into Union Planters' existing bank in Morristown and will be the largest bank in the market.