4. Motion with reference to direction

[Motion downwards] Descent.

[Antonyms: ascent.]

[Nouns] descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling: slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, collapse, lapse; downfall, tumble, slip, tilt, trip, lurch; cropper, culbute; titubation, stumble; fate of Icarus.

avalanche, debacle, landslip, landslide.

declivity, dip, hill.

[Verbs] descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, settle; plunge, plummet, crash; decline, set, sink, droop, come down a peg; slump.

dismount, alight, light, get down; swoop; stoop [more]; fall prostrate, precipitate oneself; let fall [more].

tumble, trip, stumble, titubate, lurch, pitch, swag, topple, topple over, tumble over, topple down, tumble down; tilt, sprawl, plump down, come down a cropper.

[Adjectives] descending; descendent; decurrent, decursive; labent, deciduous; nodding to its fall.

[Adverbs] downhill, downwards.

[Phrases] the bottom fell out.

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