Definition of under control in English:

under control

phrase

  • (of a danger or emergency) such that people are able to deal with it successfully.

    ‘it took two hours to bring the blaze under control’
    • ‘The fire brigade soon had the blaze under control and were able to extinguish it swiftly.’
    • ‘Police were again called out and quickly brought the incident under control.’
    • ‘Her husband attempted to battle the flames but was forced back and wasn't able to bring it under control.’
    • ‘This government is starting to bring this under control but has not committed to do anything long term.’
    • ‘Even the police who were there seemed at a loss as to how to bring the situation back under control.’
    • ‘It took two hours to bring the fire under control and yet more time to damp down.’
    • ‘The fire was under control within two hours, and officers then continued to search the building.’
    • ‘If tax rises are to be avoided, Government spending needs to be brought under control.’
    • ‘Have those charged with our security genuinely got the problem under control?’
    • ‘This situation has to be brought under control, if the group wants to grow earnings in the future.’