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Meaning of “merge” in the English Dictionary

"merge" in British English

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mergeverb

uk   /mɜːdʒ/  us   /mɝːdʒ/
C2 [I or T] to ​combine or ​join together, or to ​cause things to do this: They ​decided to merge the two ​companies into one. The country's two ​biggestbanks are ​planning to merge. After a while the ​narrowtrail merges with a ​widerpath. [I] US (UK filter in) to ​join a ​line of ​movingtraffic without ​causing other ​vehicles to ​slow down

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(Definition of merge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"merge" in American English

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mergeverb [I/T]

 us   /mɜrdʒ/
to ​combine or ​join together: [I] Route 9A ​splits off from Route 9, but they merge after 5 more ​miles.
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"merge" in Business English

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mergeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /mɜːdʒ/
to ​join together, or to be ​joined together, to make a larger ​company, ​organization, ​department, etc.: The two ​banks denied ​rumours that they ​aim to merge. The ​cablecompany announced ​plans to merge its ​advertising and ​salesoperations.merge (sth) with/into sth The ​firm became the world's largest ​supplier of ​onlinesecuritysoftware when it merged with its ​rival in a £35m ​deal.merged business/company/entity In one ​year, the newly merged ​companysaved more than $100 million in ​costs.
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(Definition of merge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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