Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “come under sth”

See all translations

come under sth

verb uk phrasal verb with come   /kʌm/ (came, come) us  

(EXPERIENCE)

C1 If you come under something, you suddenly experience or suffer it: Our armies have come under heavy bombardment. The government are coming under pressure to change the law.

(IN A BOOK)

C1 If a piece of information comes under a particular part of a list, book, or collection of things, you can find it in that part: Swimming pools usually come under "leisure centres" in the phone directory.

(IN AN ORGANIZATION)

to be controlled or dealt with by an official organization or a particular part of it: Playground guidelines come under the Department of Health and Safety.
(Definition of come under sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of come under sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “come under sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More