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English definition of “descend on/upon sb/sth”

descend on/upon sb/sth

phrasal verb with descend     /dɪˈsend/ verb
If a group of people descend on a place or person, they arrive, usually without warning or without being invited: Sorry to descend on you like this, but we had no time to phone. The police descended on the house in the early hours of the morning.VisitingArriving, entering and invading
(Definition of descend on/upon sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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