October 25, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
under way /ˌʌndɚˌweɪ/ adverb
under way
/ˌʌndɚˌweɪ/
adverb

or underway

The building project is under way.
The building project is under way.
Learner's definition of UNDER WAY

1 : in or into motion

  • The train has had to stop briefly, but it should be under way again soon.

  • The ship finally got under way. [=began sailing]

2 : happening now

  • Preparations for their arrival are already under way.

  • A search is under way. [=in progress]

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