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English definition of “underway”

underway

adjective [after verb] (also under way)     /ˌʌn.dəˈweɪ/ US  /-dɚ-/
C2 If something is underway, it is happening now: Economic recovery is already underway.Occurring and happening get underway C2 to begin : The film festival gets underway on 11 July .Occurring and happening
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