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English definition of “proceed”

proceed

verb [I] uk   /prəˈsiːd/ us    /proʊ-/
C1 to continue as planned: His lawyers have decided not to proceed with the case. Preparations for the festival are now proceeding smoothly. proceed to do sth C2 to do something after you have done something else: She sat down and proceeded to tell me about her skiing holiday.humorous He told me he was on a diet and then proceeded to eat a plateful of chips! formal to move forward or travel in a particular direction: Passengers for Madrid should proceed to gate 26 for boarding.
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