Meaning of “underway” in the English Dictionary

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"underway" in British English

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underwayadjective [ after verb ]

also under way uk /ˌʌn.dəˈweɪ/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈweɪ/

(Definition of “underway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"underway" in American English

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underwayadjective, adverb

also under way us /ˌʌn·dərˈweɪ/

beginning to exist or is happening now:

Economic recovery is already under way.
It’s time to get this project underway (= started).

(Definition of “underway” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)