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English definition of “progress”

progress

verb [I]     /prəˈɡres/
B2 to improve or develop in skills, knowledge, etc.: My Spanish never really progressed beyond the stage of being able to order drinks at the bar. → Compare regressMaking progress and advancingBecoming better C2 to continue gradually: As the war progressed more and more countries became involved. We started off talking about the weather and gradually the conversation progressed to politics.Continue and last
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