come under

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Verb[edit]

come under

  1. (literally) To come underneath (something).
    Why don't you come under my umbrella - there's plenty of room.
  2. To be included or classified under (a title, specified class etc.).
    To sympathisers, though, all of his crimes came under the general heading of misdemeanors.
  3. To be subjected to, be under the auspices of.
    Eventually I was promoted, and a small team of recruits came under my authority.