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[I, Ipr, Ip, Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] ~ (with/into sth); ~ (together); ~ A with B/~ A and B (together) (esp commerce 尤用於商业) (cause two things to) come together and combine (使两事物)合并: The two marching columns moved closer and finally merged (together). 行进中的两路纵队越走越近, 终於合成一路. * Where does this stream merge into the Rhine? 这条小河在什麽地方和莱茵河合流? * The bank merged with its major rival. 该银行与其主要对手合并了. * We can merge our two small businesses (together) into one larger one. 我们可以把我们那两个小企业合并成一个大企业.
[I, Ipr] ~ (into sth) fade or change gradually (into sth else) 逐渐消失或变成(另一种事物): One end is blue, one end is red, and the colours merge in the middle. 一端为蓝色, 一端为红色; 这两种颜色在中间混为一色. * Twilight merged into total darkness. 暮色四合, 渐而一片漆黑.
> merger / 5m\:dVE(r); `m[dVL/ n [C, U] (act of) joining together (esp two commercial companies) 合并, 归并(尤指两公司): a merger between two breweries 两家酿酒厂的合并 * The two companies are considering merger as a possibility. 这两家公司在考虑合并的可能性. * [attrib 作定语] merger discussions 有关合并事宜的商议.