Blend in – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

If someone or something blends in (or blends into) they look or seem similar to the things or people around them so you do not notice them.

Examples of use:

1. He created a mosaic with the number two blended into the background.

2. They like to wear the same clothes and blend in with their friends.

3. She doesn’t want to be boring and blend in, so she has pink hair and wears outrageous clothes and make-up!

4. Some of his bodyguards were blending in with the crowd.

5. The new glass-fronted hotel doesn’t blend in at all with the old buildings around it.

6. Article title: Our travel tips will help you blend in with the locals.

7. Chameleons can change the colour of their skin to blend in with the background.

infinitive blend in
present simple blend in and blends in
-ing form blending in
past simple blended in
past participle blended in

Can you use this phrasal verb in a sentence?

Do you like to blend in with everyone else, or do you like to be different?

Can you think of a building in your community that does not blend in with the surrounding buildings?

The opposite of blend in is stand out.

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