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underway

adjective [after verb] uk ( also under way)   /ˌʌn.dəˈweɪ/ us    /-dɚ-/
C2 If something is underway, it is happening now: Economic recovery is already underway.get underway C2 to begin: The film festival gets underway on 11 July .
Translations of “underway”
in Chinese (Traditional) 正在進行的, 正在發生的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 正在进行的, 正在发生的…
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