English version

descend to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdescend to something phrasal verbBEHAVEto behave or speak in an unpleasant way, which is not the way you usually behave syn stoop to Surely he wouldn’t descend to such a mean trick?descend to somebody’s level (=behave or speak as badly as someone else) Other people may gossip, but don’t descend to their level. descend→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
descend to somebody’s levelBut soon after that he descended to an unreachable level.However, it is important that we do not descend to their level.If I use violence I descend to his level.Otherwise nothing useful will be achieved and, instead of debate, we shall descend to the level of vulgar slanging matches.Flying over Normandy he descended to ground level to escape the fog and to find his bearings.
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Verb table
descend
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydescend
he, she, itdescends
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydescended
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave descended
he, she, ithas descended
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad descended
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill descend
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have descended
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam descending
he, she, itis descending
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you, we, theyare descending
Past
I, he, she, itwas descending
you, we, theywere descending
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been descending
he, she, ithas been descending
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been descending
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be descending
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been descending
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