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descend from someone/something

phrasal verb with descend  us   /dɪˈsend/ verb [I/T]
to have a particular person, group, or type of people in your family background: He is descended from a long line of farmers. If one thing descends from or is descended from another, the later thing develops from the earlier thing: Romance languages are directly descended from Latin.
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