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descend

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1 to lead or extend downward

  • the pathway descends to the river bank
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2 to become worse or of less value

  • the order of the classroom descended into chaos when the teacher left the room
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go to pot, go to seed (or run to seed)

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3 to go to a lower level especially abruptly

  • leaves slowly descended from the branches in the gentle autumn wind
  • wait for the elevator to descend
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4 to come down from something (as a vehicle)

  • the driver descended from the truck's cab, dreading to see what he had hit
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