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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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