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descend on

(also

descend upon

) 1 (v + prep) arrive in numbers TRANSITIVEcrowds of tourists descend on the island every year tagann na sluaite turasóirí chun an oileáin gach bliain 2 (v + prep) attack TRANSITIVEfogha a thabhairt faoitroops descended on the area thug trúpaí fogha faoin gceantar → see descend