come under

come under
come under
1. To be included under
2. To be subjected to (fire, attack, etc)
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Main Entry:come

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1) be classified as or among

they all come under the general heading of opinion polls

2) be subject to (an influence or authority)
be subjected to (pressure or aggression)

his vehicle came under mortar fire

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come under [phrasal verb]
come under (something)
1 : to be subjected to (something)

The troops were resting when they suddenly came under attack. [=when they were suddenly attacked]

His policies have been coming under attack/criticism/fire from conservatives. [=conservatives have been attacking/criticizing his policies]

Many people feel that their civil rights are coming under threat. [=are being threatened]

Some of the governor's recent proposals are now coming under increased scrutiny. [=people are now looking more closely and critically at the proposals]

The school is coming under pressure to change its policies.

2 : to be affected, controlled, or influenced by (something)

an area that has come under the control of rebel forces [=an area that is now controlled by rebel forces]

He was 30 years old when he first came under the care of a psychiatrist. [=when he first began to be treated by a psychiatrist]

Many young people have come under his influence. [=many young people have been influenced by him]

areas that come under his authority

— used to identify the group or category that something belongs to

These matters come under the heading of classified information.

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Main Entry:come

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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