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descendverb

uk   /dɪˈsend/ us   /dɪˈsend/
  • descend verb (POSITION)

B2 [I or T] formal to go or come down: The path descended steeply into the valley. Jane descended the stairs.
[I] literary If darkness or night descends, it becomes dark and day changes to night.

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  • descend verb (NEGATIVE MOOD)

[I] literary If a negative or bad feeling descends, it is felt everywhere in a place or by everyone at the same time: A feeling of despair descended (on us) as we realized that we were lost.
[I] literary If a condition, usually a negative condition, descends, it quickly develops in every part of a place: Silence descended on the room/over the countryside.
(Definition of descend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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descendverb [I/T]

us   /dɪˈsend/
to go down or come down something: [I] The path descends to the valley below. [T] Jane descended the stairs slowly in her wedding gown.
(Definition of descend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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