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get under way

To start. Let's get under way here—you have an hour to complete the exam. I'm sure you can ask your question once the lecture gets under way.
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be under way

To be currently happening or in progress. When we arrived, the movie was already under way, so we decided to wait for a later viewing. Negotiations to end the strike are under way, with both sides hoping to reach a deal with the end of the week.
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be under ˈway

have started and be now progressing or taking place: A major search is under way to find the escaped prisoners.Negotiations are under way to resolve the dispute.
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The Maghreb countries lag their regional peers in terms of project-driven economic stimulus, with the value of projects underway there typically below 20 per cent of GDP.
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And, at University of Arizona Science Center, Tucson, Arizona, schematic design is underway for a 166,000-square-foot interactive learning center in downtown Tucson.
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PESHAWAR, June 17, 2009 (Frontier Star) --Search operation is underway in Peshawar to flush out militants and detailed survey has started against families residing in rented houses.
In the wake of the state senate's cold shoulder to plans to build a temporary office tower next door, John Clarkson, program director of capital master planning for the UN, said one possible scenario could be for the UN to rent a chunk or chunks of space in proximity to its current eastside location while the renovation is underway.