come under sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"come under sth" in British English

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come under sth

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

come under sth (EXPERIENCE)

C1 If you come under something, you ​suddenlyexperience or ​suffer it: Our ​armies have come under ​heavybombardment. The ​government is coming under ​pressure to ​change the ​law.

come under sth (IN A BOOK)

C1 If a ​piece of ​information comes under a ​particularpart of a ​list, ​book, or ​collection of things, you can ​find it in that ​part: Swimming ​pools usually come under "​leisurecentres" in the ​phonedirectory.

come under sth (IN AN ORGANIZATION)

to be ​controlled or ​dealt with by an ​officialorganization or a ​particularpart of it: Playground ​guidelines come under the Department of Health and Safety.
(Definition of come under sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come under sth" in Business English

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come under sth

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb
to ​experience a ​badsituation: come under attack/criticism/pressure/threat The decision to ​terminate the ​taxcuts in 2010 as a money-saving ​measure quickly came under attack from Democrats.
(Definition of come under sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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