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descend

1. verb go down2. verb come down3. verb plane, bird, etc4. verb path, road, etc5. verb socially, morally, etc6. verb darkness, fog, etc7. verb atmosphere, silence, etc8. verb asset: by inheritance
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1 verb go down
TRANSITIVEtéigh síos  c m uthey were descending the hill bhí siad ag dul síos an cnoc, bhí siad ag dul le fána an chnoic, bhí siad ag dul le mala an chnoic
INTRANSITIVEtéigh síos  c m uwe descended slowly into the village síos linn go mall go dtí an sráidbhaile
2 verb come down
TRANSITIVEtar anuas  c m utake care descending the slope bí cúramach ag dul síos an fhána
INTRANSITIVEtar anuas  c m uthey descended in the dark tháinig siad anuas sa dorchadas
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3 verb plane, bird, etc INTRANSITIVEtar anuas  c m uísligh verb  c m uthe plane descended nice and smoothly tháinig an t-eitleán anuas go deas réidh 4 verb path, road, etc
INTRANSITIVEtéigh síos  c m utar anuas  c m uthe path descends steeply down the mountainside tá cosán crochta anuas den sliabh, tá fána ghéar leis an gcosán anuas den sliabh
TRANSITIVEtéigh síos  c m utar anuas  c m ua road descends the hill into the valley tá bóthar anuas den chnoc isteach sa ghleann, tá bealach mór ag dul síos an cnoc agus isteach sa ghleann
5 verb socially, morally, etc INTRANSITIVEit shows just how far the country has descended taispeánann sé a dhonacht agus atá an tír, léiríonn sé an drochbhail atá tagtha ar an tírhis popularity descended laghdaigh a chlú, tháinig laghdú ar an ngean a bhí ag an bpobal air 6 verb literary darkness, fog, etc INTRANSITIVEwe arrived at the house as darkness descended shroicheamar an teach agus é ag éirí dorcha, bhaineamar an teach amach ag dul ó sholas dóa mist descended thit brat ceo 7 verb literary atmosphere, silence, etc INTRANSITIVEa strange silence descended on the room thit tost aisteach ar an seomra, tháinig ciúnas ait sa seomra 8 verb asset: by inheritance INTRANSITIVEthe house descended in the same family chuaigh an teach ó ghlúin go glúinthe land had descended to her son fágadh an talamh le huacht ag a macthe farm descended to her from her father fuair sí an fheirm le hoidhreacht óna hathair, d'fhág a hathair an fheirm aici
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in ord íslitheach

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