descend upon

fall upon, come down on, land on

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  • descend upon — index devolve, oppugn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • descend upon — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, ambush, assail, assault, attack, blitz, bushwhack, come at, come down on, crack down on, descend on, drop on, fall on, fall upon, gang up on, go at, go for, harry, have at, hit, hit like lightning, hit… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • descend upon somebody — desˈcend on/upon sb/sth derived to visit sb/sth in large numbers, sometimes unexpectedly • Hundreds of football fans descended on the city. Main entry: ↑descendderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • descend upon something — desˈcend on/upon sb/sth derived to visit sb/sth in large numbers, sometimes unexpectedly • Hundreds of football fans descended on the city. Main entry: ↑descendderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • descend — descendingly, adv. /di send /, v.i. 1. to go or pass from a higher to a lower place; move or come down: to descend from the mountaintop. 2. to pass from higher to lower in any scale or series. 3. to go from generals to particulars, as in a… …   Universalium

  • descend — 01. We [descended] the staircase to the wine cellar. 02. H. L. Mencken once remarked that it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has [descended] from man. 03. A feeling of tension [descended] on the party after the argument. 04 …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Descend — De*scend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Descended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Descending}.] [F. descendre, L. descendere, descensum; de + scandere to climb. See {Scan}.] 1. To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Descend — De*scend , v. t. To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder. [1913 Webster] But never tears his cheek descended. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • descend — de·scend /di send/ vi: to pass by inheritance de·scen·di·bil·i·ty / ˌsen də bi lə tē/ n de·scend·ible / sen də bəl/ adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • descend — [dē send′, disend′] vi. [ME descenden < OFr descendre < L descendere, to climb down, fall < de , down + scandere, to climb < ? IE base * skend , * skand , to leap > Gr skandalon (> SCANDAL), Sans Skandati, (he) leaps] 1. to move …   English World dictionary

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