descend into (something)

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descend into (something)

To move down into something. The fireman descended into the sewers to save the kitten.
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descend into something

to go down into something. The butler descended into the cellar for another bottle of wine. Fred descended into the canyon on an organized tour.
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They said their place of refuge descended into a scene of terror as people ran amok with knives and guns, used crack cocaine and hurled racial abuse.
Flying formation between the ship and shore, they often climbed through clouds and then descended into the darkness below the overcast before sighting the land shown on their radar scopes.
Navy Lieutenant Donald Walsh and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard descended into Challenger Deep in the U.S.
Some churches have taken to professing "he descended to the dead" whenever they had previously professed "he descended into hell." And we might also include the descent in our recounting of the Paschal Mystery realized in Christ during the Nicene Creed: "He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried.
If the stripes are not slabs that have physically descended into the lower mantle, says Grand, they could be regions in the lower mantle that have been cooled by material in the upper mantle.
The main event - what the play is really about - is when Jesus descended into hell, accompanied by Saint Michael the Archangel and a joyous company of children singing Jubilate Deo - "Sing Joyfully to God." It is then that Jesus broke the gates of hell.