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English definition of “come under sth”

come under sth

(EXPERIENCE) phrasal verb with come     /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
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 .Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of come under sth (EXPERIENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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