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merge in

1. To join, unite, or blend in (with some larger group or body). 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.
2. To join, unite, or blend someone or something into some larger group or body. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "merge" and "in." Our plan is to merge the legal department in with HR—that way we can reduce our staff numbers and save on costs. Because of the accident, police merged everyone in from left lane.
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merge into (something)

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 on the road into the right lane.
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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 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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Merging the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Heritage and Culture, and the Public Authority for Craft Industry under a new Ministry of Heritage and Tourism.
From the figures it can be seen that, as the jets proceeds from the top/bottom merging point the velocity gradually increases and attains a maximum value and then decreases to the equilibrium value at the complete merging point.
In order to investigate the merging behaviors in the weaving sections, the NGSIM vehicle trajectory data collected on a segment of southbound US Highway 101 (Hollywood Freeway) in Los Angeles, CA, are chosen in this paper [43].
The pedestrian merging in the stairs is continuous and there is no delay in the process of merging on stairs [26].
Figure 4 shows the velocity profiles at the merging point of all the twin jet models studied.
If they are, the merging of data (as presented by Cavieres et al.
The differences between merging and acquiring are important to valuing, negotiating and structuring a client's transaction.
I just learned that over the next year we'll probably be merging the two medical staffs as well as some of the hospital-owned practices.
Even his attitude needed readjusting: "I ran all of the servers and knew everything" says Aboagye, "I thought, `who would they hire to replace me?'" Plus, he was enjoying an $18,000 raise, earned for his role in merging the company's New York region.
The first phase of the study is in two parts: (1) to identify those states that have or have had dual systems of community colleges or systems of area vocational schools that have adult education programs somewhat similar to those offered by community colleges; and (2) to identify whether consideration has been given to merging the systems for those states with such dual systems of community colleges and technical colleges or area vocational schools.
For years Don Marron expressed little interest in merging PaineWebber, and turned his company's many suitors away at the door.
Brill Media Holdings (New York), the parent company of Brill's Content magazine and contentville.com, and Powerful Media (New York), which produces the Web site Inside.com and Inside magazine, are merging in a deal that involves an exchange of Powerful Media assets for a stake in Brill Media Holdings.
The market is pushing for the merging of the SAN and NAS options into something we can call Enterprise Storage Networking.
Although some hospitals bend the rules on contraceptives after merging with Catholic institutions, attorneys at Americans United and other advocates of church-state separation worry that church leaders may eventually choose to crack down on Catholic hospitals that fail to rigorously enforce the directives.