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in progress

Under way; currently happening. When we arrived, the movie was already in progress, so we decided to wait for a later viewing. Negotiations to end the strike are in progress, with both sides hoping to reach a deal with the end of the week.
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progress to (something)

To reach a particular destination or outcome. We've finally progressed to the approval stage for our application. Fingers crossed! The homelessness problem has progressed to a nationwide emergency.
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progress toward (something)

To be in the process of reaching a particular destination, outcome, or goal. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) With the game progressing toward its conclusion, it seems like the reigning champions will walk away with another victory. The committee is progressing toward the end of its investigation.
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progress with (something)

To be in the process of doing something. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) How are you progressing with the report? He's having trouble progressing with his studies. Would you mind tutoring him?
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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

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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a rake's progress

a progressive deterioration, especially through self-indulgence.
A rake is a fashionable or wealthy man with dissolute or promiscuous habits. A Rake's Progress was the title of a series of engravings by William Hogarth ( 1697–1764 ). They depicted the rake's life progressing from wealthy and privileged origins to debt, despair, and death on the gallows.
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in progress

Going on; under way: a work in progress.
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