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verb
  1. 1
    formal to go down a mountain or slope, or to go down some stairs

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    1. a.
    2. b.
      to become lower

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  2. 2
    humorous to come down to a lower level, especially a lower social level

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  3. 3
    literary if night or darkness descends, it starts to get dark

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