English version

be subject to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe subject to somethingbe subject to somethinga) if someone or something is subject to something, especially something bad, it is possible or likely that they will be affected by it All flights are subject to delay. Prices are subject to change. b) DEPEND ON/RELY ONif something is subject to something such as approval, it depends on that thing happening before it can happen The funding is subject to approval by the Board of Education. subject
Examples from the Corpus
be subject to somethingFor at least a month before Christmas we were subjected to an endless barrage of ads for fattening festive foods.The sale, which is subject to financing and regulatory approval, is expected to close in June 1996.And even these categories are subject to quotas and waiting periods.On these pretexts they were subjected to recurring cycles of violence, mass expulsion, and mass murder.But there's a price-his finances are subject to strict oversight by Washington University.Proprietorships are subject to sudden and unpredictable demise, but, legally at least, corporations are immortal.Both figures are subject to the usual caveats about margins of error.
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