The word "blend" can be used as a verb or as a noun to describe things that are mixed together:
- You can blend food in a blender or a food processor.
- Carrie Underwood is known for blending country music with rock and other popular styles.
- Thai food blends spicy and sweet flavors together.
- The seed mix they’re using is a blend of fescue, rye, and Kentucky blue grass. (This sentence and the two that follow use "blend" as a noun.)
- This artist uses an interesting blend of colors and shapes to create her artwork.
- Devon Avenue in Chicago is a blend of Indian and Pakistani restaurants and businesses.
When people or things "blend in," they become part of a group and aren’t too much in contrast with their surroundings:
- Some animals try to blend in with their environment to avoid detection by predators.
- Rajeesh did his best to blend in with the other kids at the high school when his family moved to the U.S. from Sri Lanka.
- A bright yellow car does not blend in with the vast array of gray, silver, and taupe-colored cars in a parking lot, making it easier to find.
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Published April 16, 2013