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descend from sth

phrasal verb with descend uk   us   /dɪˈsend/ verb
to have ​developed from something that ​existed in the past: All ​livingcreatures are ​thought to ​descend from an ​organism that came into being three ​billionyears ago.be descended from sb C2 to be ​related to a ​particularperson or ​group of ​people who ​lived in the past: Her ​father is ​descended from ​Greekroyalty. Humans are ​descended from (= ​developed from) ape-like ​creatures.
(Definition of descend from sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “descend from sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 从…发展演变而来…
in Chinese (Traditional) 從…發展演變而來…
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