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in progress

under way; happening; developing or moving right now. Don't enter the studio. There's a show in progress. We now return you to the regularly scheduled show in progress.
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progress to something

to reach all the way to something or some place. The crisis has progressed to its final stage. Things had progressed to a serious stage where nothing more could be done for him.
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progress toward something

to move partway toward some goal. Nancy is progressing toward her degree quite nicely. We are progressing toward the end of the project.
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progress with something

to continue to move toward something or completing something. I can't seem to progress with this project. How are you progressing with the building of your model ship?
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in progress

happening or being done now, but not finished The show was already in progress when I turned it on. Related vocabulary: in the process of doing something
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in progress

Going on, under way, happening, as in She's got another book in progress, or The game was already in progress when I tuned in. [c. 1600]
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in progress

Going on; under way: a work in progress.
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References in classic literature ?
I noticed, as the song progressed, that a good many other people seemed to have their eye fixed on the two young men, as well as myself.
Nancy's eyes were better, but still far from well: she had been trying to make a Sunday shirt for her son, but told me she could only bear to do a little bit at it now and then, so that it progressed but slowly, though the poor lad wanted it sadly.
In Pellucidar evolution has progressed along different lines than upon the outer earth.
Slowly the imperial navy progressed toward com-pletion.
The education of Sheeta progressed so well that in a short time Mugambi ceased to be the object of his hungry attention, and the black felt a degree more of safety in his society.
Not only could any of them easily outdistance the U-33, but the further upstream we progressed the greater the number of our besiegers, until fearful of navigating a strange river at high speed, I gave orders to reduce and moved slowly and majestically through the plunging, hissing mass.