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English definition of “come under sth”

come under sth

phrasal verb with come
 
 
/kʌm/ verb (past tense came, past participle come)
come under attack/criticism/scrutiny, etc to be attacked, criticized, examined, etcExperiencing and sufferingDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputationAttacking and invading
CONTROL to be controlled or dealt with by a particular authority: When did Hawaii come under US control?Legislation and law-making
LIST to be in a particular part of a book, list, etc: Hairdressers come under 'beauty salons' in the Yellow Pages.Classifying and creating order
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