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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theydescend on
he/she/itdescends on
present participledescending on
past tensedescended on
past participledescended on
  1. descend on someone/something if people descend on a person or a place, a lot of them arrive, often unexpectedly
    Crowds of tourists descended on the tiny church.
    1. a.
      used about things that suddenly arrive or appear
      Waves of sadness descended on him.
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