come under

This page is about the phrasal verb come under.

Meaning: to suddenly experience or suffer something dangerous or unpleasant

For example:

  • come under sth Our soldiers have come under some heavy artillery attacks overnight.

  • come under sth The government is coming under pressure from drug companies to ban the importation of medicines.

Nouns often used as objects with come under: attack, criticism, fire, pressure, scrutiny, threat, stress, strain

Quick Quiz:

The president has been coming under fire for

a. keeping warm

b. doing a good job

c. criticising a policeman

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