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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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To command Mail Merge to send the messages via email, click on Electronic Mail (exhibit 14, page 74).
That evokes the Merge to E-Mail window (exhibit 15, below), which enables you to enter the e-mail heading information.
A benefit of using Mail Merge to send a large number of customized e-marls is the increased security that comes from sending each message individually rather than as part of a group.
For the special case in which one of the sublists to be merged has 1 < square root of n elements, it is a simple matter to perform the merge efficiently without the general procedure outlined in the last section.
Then we use the buffer to merge C and D, giving block E of size t.
Therefore, their total gives a useful estimate of the size of the linear-time constant of proportionality for the merge routine we have described.
Return to the Mail Merge screen (exhibit 17, page 54) and click on Next: Preview your letters.
Return to the Mail Merge screen and click on Next: Complete the merge (exhibit 19, at left).
Step 5: At this point you can complete the merge setup, or if you wish, you can click on Previous: Write your letter and further edit the letters or print them.
With this first-of-its-kind product, people can experience the wonder and amazement of interacting with holographic, 3D content in a natural and intuitive way," Merge Founder Franklin Lyons said in a statement.
The Merge Cube, which won the "Most Unique Product" award at CES 2017, is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones.