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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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and Kemper Indemnity Insurance Co., merged into American Motorists Insurance Co.
If two banks unite, the limit would be 20 million yen, while the limit for five merged institutions would be 50 million yen, they said.
Brill Media also said that Brill's Content will be merged with Inside magazine to form a new monthly title called Inside Content, a magazine that will cover the "business and culture of the media and entertainment age." In an interview, Brill Media ceo Steve Brill told CNN he anticipates an initial circulation of about 300,000.
In a merged environment, NAS serves as an "intelligent gateway" to the SAN, enabling end-users speedy and reliable access to their data.
They point out that in other communities where Catholic and non-sectarian hospitals have merged, reproductive services gradually withered away or were transferred off site, making them less accessible.
Focused on increasing sales for its publisher customers, the merged company, to be named Infocon America Corp., offers both a comprehensive e-commerce and online delivery solution for digital content sales directly from a publisher's web site as a fully integrated aggregated vertical information portal web site for publishers to sell their premium content, according to company president and CEO Mark Hartsell.
A publicly traded company with clear strategic objectives simply doesn't have time to handhold staffs of smaller merged organizations through the process.
If mergers are motivated by the desire to improve efficiency and financial performance, then it follows that the performance of the non-merged cooperatives will be better than the merged cooperatives in the year prior to the merger.
Let L denote a list of n records containing two sublists to be merged, each in nondecreasing order.
PESHAWAR -- Provincial assembly elections in newly merged districts ended peacefully on Saturday.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said that the government was alive to the difficulties being faced by the people in merged tribal areas (erstwhile FATA) and would fulfill all the commitments made with them.
The proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20 is unique due to the inclusiveness of tribal merged districts.
The government has earmarked the huge amount for speedy uplift of merged areas of erstwhile Fata under 10 years development plan in budget 2019-20 aimed at to bring the hitherto neglected areas into national mainstream.
PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Communication and Works, Akbar Ayub Khan Monday said the funds allocated for merged districts will not be utilized in other districts.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan on Sunday directed for an integrated media communication strategy for the provincial government in order to inform people aboutvarious reforms, legislation, developmental activities, rehabilitation of newly merged districts and efficient services in all sectors following the KP-Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) merger.He waspresiding over a meeting to finalise the media strategy for the province after the integration of the newly merged districts into KP.