come under

phrasal verb

came under; come under; coming under; comes under
: to be subjected to (something)
The troops were resting when they suddenly came under attack.
Many people feel that their civil rights are coming under threat.
The school is coming under pressure to change its policies.
: to be affected, controlled, or influenced by (something)
an area that has come under the control of rebel forces
He was 30 years old when he first came under the care of a psychiatrist.
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.

Examples of come under in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the private investment firm’s dealings soon came under scrutiny, setting off a cascade of lawsuits and allegations. Jasmine Li, Fortune, 8 May 2024 The Democratic administration has come under pressure to do more to stop Huawei and other Chinese tech companies after signs of progress in the country’s semiconductor development. Mackenzie Hawkins, Fortune Asia, 8 May 2024 But recently, this strategy has come under increasing regulatory scrutiny. Bruce Gil, Quartz, 8 May 2024 TikTok came under scrutiny by Congress amid concerns about the app's ties to China. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 7 May 2024 Thomas told the Daily Bruin his officers came under attack while helping an injured woman and had to leave. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2024 So if a Vanguard stock fund owns shares of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), which has come under fire for supplying the Israeli government with computing services, should the university divest from the entire fund? Jackie Valley, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 May 2024 Eyer, 31, died Monday night after a U.S. Marshal’s task force and other responding officers came under fire while trying to serve a warrant to a fugitive in east Charlotte. Julia Coin, Charlotte Observer, 3 May 2024 Unlike his last visit when windchill factors dropped below zero, Wednesday’s visit came under sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2024

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“Come under.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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