Translation of descend in Spanish:

descend

Pronunciation: /dɪˈsend/

vi

  • 2 2.1 (in importance) descender* [formal] 2.2
    (descending pres p)
    descendente descending scale [Mus] escala (f) diacrónica descendente in descending order en orden decreciente or descendente in descending order of importance en orden decreciente or descendente de importancia
  • 4 (stoop) to descend to sth/-ing rebajarse a algo/+ inf I wouldn't descend to lying no me rebajaría a mentir don't descend to his level no te pongas a su nivel
  • 5 5.1 (be descended) to descend from sb descender* de algn, ser* descendiente de algn 5.2 (be inherited) [tradition/custom] provenir* this ring has descended through generations este anillo ha ido pasando de generación en generación concepts which descend to us from the Greeks conceptos que nos vienen or que hemos heredado de los griegos

Phrasal verbs

descend on

descend upon v + prep + o
1.1 (attack) lanzarse or caer* sobre a plague descended on the town una plaga se abatió sobre la ciudad [literario/literary] 1.2 (invade) invadir the whole family will be descending on us at Christmas [humorístico/humorous] nos va a invadir or nos va a caer toda la familia para Navidad [familiar/colloquial]

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