be 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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From November 1 to May 1, lifejackets must be worn by all persons under 21 on all vessels while they are underway.
Negotiations are underway to take the glamorous pointe-work tragedy to London for an extended run in a West End theater.
AMT: What, then, are some of the other initiatives that are underway for the teachers of these students?
Major metropolitan transit, highway, water and sewer upgrade programs are underway, at varying stages of completion, in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta.