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Definition of come under phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


come under

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    come under something

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  1. 1to be included in a particular group What heading does this come under?
  2. 2to be a person that others are attacking or criticizing The principal came under a lot of criticism from the parents.
  3. 3to be controlled or influenced by something All her students came under her spell.
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