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verb blend pronunciation in American English /blend/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleblending
past tenseblended
past participleblended
  1. 1
    [transitive] to mix different foods or other substances together

    Blend the butter and the sugar together.

    blend something with something:

    biofuel blended with standard diesel

    blend something into something:

    Blend three drops of rosemary oil into the mixture.

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    1. a.
      [intransitive] to join with another substance to form a mixture

      The ingredients had blended into a sticky mess.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of blend
  2. 2
    [transitive] to combine different tastes, styles, qualities, etc. in a way that is attractive or effective

    Their music blends jazz and pop in a stylish contemporary sound.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to be combined with other things in an attractive or effective way
      blend with:

      The sweetness of the yogurt blends nicely with the sharpness of the lemons.

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