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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: blanda

blend

1 verb
     
Related topics: Food
blend1
1 [intransitive and transitive] to combine different things in a way that produces an effective or pleasant result, or to become combined in this way:
a story that blends fact and legend
blend with/together
Leave the sauce to allow the flavours to blend.
2 [transitive] to thoroughly mix together soft or liquid substances to form a single smooth substance:
Blend the sugar, eggs, and flour.
3 [transitive usually passive]DF to produce tea, tobacco, whisky etc by mixing several different types together

blend in

phrasal verb
if someone or something blends in with people or objects, they match them or are similar, and you do not notice them
blend in with
The old house blends in perfectly with the countryside.

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