Definition of 'descend'

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After each airstrike, people descend on rubble searching for wood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These people just descended into this kind of class envy mania. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And many of us will be descended from people who fought there. The Sun (2015)Now you may descend the spiral staircase to find a golf simulator instead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Is there a correct side on which to climb or descend a staircase? Times, Sunday Times (2007) People would descend on the house. Times, Sunday Times (2010)About 3,000 people descended upon the venue for the official party. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As you near the final square, you descend through a staircase and pass down through a stone tunnel. Christianity Today (2000)We are told that we have an obesity epidemic, as if it were some weird disease which has descended upon people. The Sun (2014)A long, sultry heat descends on the hills. Jack Turner SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004) People descend and spend their money, but it doesn't stay in the local economy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But underneath there are three huge floors of basement, accessed by a descending spiral staircase that drops past an astonishingly beautiful sheet of underground rock. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Around it are lawns so peaceful you would scarcely know that 70,000 people are descending on an arena barely 200 yards away. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'descend'

go down, come down, walk down, move down

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Translations for 'descend'

British English: descend /dɪˈsɛnd/ VERB
If you descend, or if you descend something, you move downwards.
We descended to the cellar.
She descended one flight of stairs.
  • American English: descend
  • Arabic: يَنْحَدِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: descer
  • Chinese: 下降
  • Croatian: sići
  • Czech: sestoupit
  • Danish: stige ned
  • Dutch: afdalen
  • European Spanish: descender
  • Finnish: laskeutua
  • French: descendre
  • German: hinabgehen
  • Greek: κατεβαίνω
  • Italian: scendere
  • Japanese: 降りる
  • Korean: 내려가다
  • Norwegian: gå ned
  • Polish: zejść
  • European Portuguese: descer
  • Romanian: a coborî
  • Russian: спускаться
  • Spanish: descender
  • Swedish: härstamma
  • Thai: ลงมา
  • Turkish: inmek alçalmak
  • Ukrainian: спускатися
  • Vietnamese: đi xuống


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