come under

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "come under":
present tense I/you/we/they come under he/she/it comes under present participle coming under past tense came under past participle come under
1) come under something to be forced to experience something unpleasant

The department had come under criticism for poor performance.

come under scrutiny/suspicion:

Airport security will now come under increased scrutiny.

come under pressure:

President Bush has come under pressure to step up the sanctions.

2) come under someone/something to be the responsibility of a particular person, organization etc

Issues relating to pay come under the personnel department.

3) come under something to belong to a particular group or class

Libraries and swimming pools come under Leisure Services.


English dictionary. 2014.

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