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English definition of “under”


preposition (EXPERIENCING)   /ˌʌn·dər/
in the process of, influenced or controlled by, or according to: Construction had to be done under difficult conditions . Under current law , stores in this town can’t do business on Sunday . We liked working under her because she made us feel appreciated . "Where can I find books on swimming ?" " Look under sports (= within the subject of sports )." We seemed to be under attack (= in the process of being attacked ) by a swarm of bees . Your request for a transfer to our Denver office is under consideration (= being considered ). I was under the impression (= I believed ) that she was married . I find it difficult to work under pressure (= with this influence ).
(Definition of under preposition (EXPERIENCING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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