Verb(1) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way(2) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example(3) do something that one considers to be below one's dignity(4) come as if by falling
(1) It's all picture perfect, even if the night does descend rather early and hangs on for hours on end.(2) he was scrupulous in refusing to descend to misrepresentation(3) the aircraft began to descend(4) The docks are high over the black water, which slams against the retaining walls; stone steps descend , made slippery by seaweed.(5) Caroline leapt out of the van as heavy rain began to descend .(6) Darkness was beginning to descend and it was time for the happy couple to make the long journey home again where Mick's plan was to have a few pints in his local before closing time.(7) Doors slid silently closed behind him and he began to descend .(8) In moments I descend to depths I would have assumed impossible without scuba gear.(9) You can then decide on posting order: whether alphabetically or by date, ascending or descending .(10) At that moment a sudden darkness descended upon the house.(11) Finally, darkness descended and we - the younger members - met in front of Ed's house as planned.(12) The staff watched in horror from their viewport as the first wave of menacing assault wings descended on the dormant federation fleet.(13) He descended a ladder and went down through a trapdoor to the 5th floor.(14) By the time they had finished, darkness had descended completely outside.(15) One week, the Prime Minister descends on the town to visit the office of a training company.(16) I felt colder and colder as I descended and was beginning to shiver uncontrollably midway down the mountain.
(1) descend from :: neerdaal uit
(2) descend on :: neerdaal op
1. go down ::
3. slope ::
4. alight from ::
aan die brand gesteek uit
5. stoop ::
6. degenerate ::
8. be a descendant of ::
'n afstammeling van
9. be handed down ::
10. derive ::
11. deign ::
12. fall ::
1. arise ::
2. ascend ::
3. climb ::
4. mount ::
5. rise ::
6. upturn ::
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And we DESCEND into anarchy.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 22
Well, if we're going to DESCEND
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 16
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