blend in

phrasal verb

blended in; blending in; blends in
1
: to look like things nearby
The fish settles on the sandy ocean bottom where it blends in perfectly.
2
: to look like one belongs with a particular group
She tried to blend in by dressing like the other girls.
often + with
I've always found it difficult to blend in with my peers.
3
: to add (something) to a mixture or substance and mix it thoroughly
Mix the first three ingredients together, then blend in the cream.
Blend the white paint in last.

Examples of blend in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like with her other projects, Colter pulled inspiration from her surroundings: The main lodge and cabins were built with wood and native stone to blend in with the natural beauty of the area. The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2024 The new homes must also be designed to blend in with the surrounding neighborhood. Andres Viglucci, Miami Herald, 29 Mar. 2024 It’s designed to blend in with your home decor with swappable 8-inch by 8-inch or 8-inch by 10-inch photos and pieces of art, which can be hung on a wall, placed on a TV console or on an end table. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2024 In the affidavit, police said a man later identified as Marquez took off his gloves and mask and tried to blend in with customers after dropping a pile of purses on the floor. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Turns out, the Oppenheimer star, who is famously press shy, treats the event like any other awards ceremony—with a tasteful (and super stealthy) eye towards tailoring, which is always meant to seamlessly blend in, not stand out. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2024 The new version, designed to blend in with the yacht, features 10 guest cabins for a comfortable flying experience for all on board. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 Type: Stick Finish: Natural Finish How to apply: Swipe onto cheeks and lips, then blend in. Iman Balagam, Vogue, 8 Mar. 2024 But because these attacks happen in cyberspace, the battlefield is less tangible, and nation-state attacks blend in with service outages like AT&T’s, which turned out to be a software update gone awry and not a cyberattack. Eric Noonan, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2024

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“Blend in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blend%20in. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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