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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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Work to improve drainage and footways has been underway for several months and this next phase is expected to be complete by the middle of August.
As a result, efforts have been underway since April to improve communications.
The military modernization in Asia is driven by the similar factors, which have been underway in the U.S.
The development of a comprehensive strategic plan has been underway since last summer, and I am delighted that so many members contributed to the process.