descend to

descend to (something)

1. Literally, to move from a higher point to a lower one. If our plane is descending to the runway already, we might make our connecting flight after all.
2. To condescend to do something. Now that Billy's famous, I doubt he'll descend to call his own mother.
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descend to something

1. . Lit. to go down to something. I must descend to the lower level to greet the guests. Gerald descended to the front door to see who was there.
2. Fig. to condescend to do something; to stoop to doing something; to lower oneself to do something bad. I refuse to descend to the performance of such menial duties. I will not descend to a life of crime.
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Keep to the main track as it starts to curve left and descend to a junction at the bottom.
Given no other ATC altitude instructions you would fly 2600 from RSW until you need to descend to make 2000 as you cross ROGAN.
She noticed the airplane was "high and fast" on final approach, so she used speed brakes and flaps to slow the airplane and descend to the minimum descent altitude.
8 : to sink in dignity or respectability : stoop <I never thought they would descend to cheating.
On July 1, 2002, Skyguide was operating with a single air traffic controller who told the pilot of a Bashkirian Airlines Tupolev 154 to descend to avoid a collision, even though early-warning instruments aboard the place had told the pilots to climb.
On 10 October four crew members and two passengers suffered cuts and bruises when an aircraft operated by British Airways was ordered to descend to avoid a smaller aircraft nearby.
The track becomes a footpath and you will descend to go over a footbridge before reaching a farm on the edge of Hidcote Boyce.
For squats, slowly descend to parallel, come up a quarter way 7 times; ascend to upright position and immediately lower a quarter way 7 times; then, immediately descend to parallel and do full squats 7 times (7 x 3 = 21, that is the 21s style).
Turn left to descend to the river bank and turn left beneath the road bridge to follow the river on the right to a small gate next to the remains of a railway bridge.
I was the lead at 8,000 feet and was preparing to descend to join course rules home from the training area.
A plane's TCAS automatically instructs the pilot to ascend or descend to avoid collision with another aircraft, with whose TCAS it can exchange information.
When the roofs of the bridges turn sideways and descend to platform level, they stretch out along the platform and flutter towards their outer ends in a simplified version of Sandvika.
At the second site, one used the ramp or steps to descend to a department store on a lower level; the entrances at both the top and bottom were located differently and the proximity of other stores also differed.
If you're within 25 nm or you're navigating along the airway using GPS, you can safely descend to the MOCA--the minimum obstacle clearance altitude.