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Definition of merge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they merge
    he / she / it merges
    past simple merged
    -ing form merging
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to combine or make two or more things combine to form a single thing The banks are set to merge next year. The two groups have merged to form a new coalition. merge with something His department will merge with mine. merge into something The villages expanded and merged into one large town. merge (A and B) (together) Fact and fiction merge together in his latest thriller. merge A with B His department will be merged with mine. merge something The company was formed by merging three smaller firms.
  2. 2[intransitive] merge (into something) if two things merge, or if one thing merges into another, the differences between them gradually disappear so that it is impossible to separate them The hills merged into the dark sky behind them.
  3. Idioms
    merge into the background
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    (of a person) to behave quietly when you are with a group of people so that they do not notice you
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