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Bending or hanging downward or forward
“He pointed down the descending slope to a place where a stream cut through the road.”
That falls or fall
An act of moving downwards deliberately
Present participle for to move oneself downwards
“The two rescue firefighters should position themselves to face forward as they descend the stairs.”
Present participle for to fall or dive downwards or to a lower level
“Within moments, I descend to depths I would have assumed impossible without scuba gear.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to decrease in level, amount or value
“Of special interest was the fact that almost no one believed that future prices would descend from present levels.”
Present participle for to decline or deteriorate in state
“We must not descend to the depth of lawlessness for which the criminal was sentenced.”
Present participle for to act in a shameful way that is far below one's usual standards
“He was scrupulous in refusing to descend to misrepresentation.”
Present participle for 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?”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to originate from, especially by way of ancestry
“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.”
(of an asset) Present participle for 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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