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To move oneself downwards
“The two rescue firefighters should position themselves to face forward as they descend the stairs.”
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To fall or dive downwards or to a lower level
“Within moments, I descend to depths I would have assumed impossible without scuba gear.”
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To move or fall (at an angle) to a lower level, pitch, etc.
“While there would be a number of steep upward climbs, far more of the path would descend from the mountains.”
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To decrease in level, amount or value
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“Of special interest was the fact that almost no one believed that future prices would descend from present levels.”
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To decline or deteriorate in state
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“We must not descend to the depth of lawlessness for which the criminal was sentenced.”
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To act in a shameful way that is far below one's usual standards
“He was scrupulous in refusing to descend to misrepresentation.”
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To make an unexpected, and typically aggressive, visit to a place
“What is it about this time of the year that encourages normally passive shoppers suddenly to descend on the shops in search of all kinds of gifts?”
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To disembark or get off (a vehicle)
“As we descend from the bus, we see smoke billowing from an enormous barbecue grill decorated with Boca flags.”
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To affect or come upon
“As this festival approached, each of them was seized by a terror that some sort of similar misfortune would descend on his house.”
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To originate from, especially by way of ancestry
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“If I descend from royalty, and if two of my ancestors have worn a crown, I hope to prove myself worthy of them and you.”
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(of an asset) To pass by inheritance, typically from parent to child
“Subject to her right of dower, the estate descended to his two sons.”
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(especially of a bird) To move rapidly downwards through the air
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To come to rest after a descent from above
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To slide down a steep slope, especially one of snow or ice
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To drop or fall to, especially of an undesirable or notorious level or failure
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To cause a severe loss in the character, quality or dignity of
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Bend one's head or body forwards and downwards
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Move, or tend to move, towards a centre of gravity or other attractive force
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To climb down using one's limbs
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To cover completely with water
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To lift and set down one's foot or one foot after the other
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