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phrasal verb [transitive]
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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.

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