melt into

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melt into (third-person singular simple present melts into, present participle melting into, simple past and past participle melted into)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To disappear gradually into.
    • 2004 April 11, Ron Feinberg, “CLIMBING MASADA”, in Atlanta Journal Constitution:
      The Roman Empire has melted into history.
    • 2005 October 1, Jennifer Eccleston, CNN_LiveSat[1]:
      Either they melted into society or they swept through to there [sic] villages
    • 2006, Jacquie D'Alessandro, Never a lady:
      "The spirits are calling, I must go," she said to Lady Miranda, then executed a quick turn and melted into the crowd with an expertise born of years of practice.
    • 2008 July 17, Sabrina Tavernise and Richard A. Oppel Jr., “Foreign Desk”, in New York Times:
      A tough Iraqi general, a former special operations officer with a baritone voice and a barrel chest, melted into smiles when asked about Senator Barack Obama.