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Related to under way: get under way
Fig. moving; running; started. (*Typically: be ~; get something ~; have something ~.) The time has come to get this game under way. Now that the president has the meeting under way, I can relax.
1. In motion, as in The ship got under way at noon. [c. 1930]
2. Already started, in progress, as in Plans are under way to expand. [c. 1930]
1. In motion or operation.
2. In ongoing development; in progress.