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verb British English pronunciation: blend /blend/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyblend
he/she/itblends
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 base oil.

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

      They had blended into a sticky mess.

  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 yoghurt blends nicely with the sharpness of the lemons.

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