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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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Once underway, the coastal pathway project is expected to take three months to complete.
Projects underway in Bahrain, the UAE and Oman are valued at over 150 per cent of current GDP, providing significant potential stimulus to economic growth.
The weekly construction update provides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on projects underway to help plan safe and efficient travel throughout the summer and fall.
Siobhan Moore, head of programme delivery for Housing 21, said: "This is a special day and we are all excited to see this new development getting underway. Extra care housing is an increasingly popular choice for older people and I'm sure this scheme will provide people in Warwick with a valuable community asset."
"A search of the area and house-to-house inquiries were underway.
The head of Dhofar Municipality said that in coordination with the Supreme Committee for Town Planning, work is underway currently at the dual carriageway project and Um Al Ghawarif roads in a bid by the Municipality to alleviate the traffic congestions.
The Head of Dhofar Municipality said that in coordination with the Supreme Committee for Town Planning, work is underway currently at the dual carriageway project of July 23 rd and Um Al Ghawarif roads in a bid by the Municipality to alleviate the traffic congestions.
Citing the bank's contribution of USD150bn in credit in the first quarter of 2010, Moynihan said he is convinced that the economic recovery is fully underway. The bank earlier claimed that the credit issue was the biggest by any bank in the US in the first quarter.
Defending champions Muharraq open the new campaign against newly promoted side Bahrain Club in the early game scheduled to get underway at 6.15pm.
Summary: About 5000 civil engineering projects are underway throughout the country, said Saturday Public Works Minister Amar Ghoul.
Byline: The 17th Inter-oil Badminton tournament got underway with identical victories for ADMA-OPCO, ADCO and BOROUGE.
WORK is getting underway to build new emergency care units at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Given the unprecedented global incidence of overweight in children, the issues that potentially create and sustain a circumstance of epidemic childhood overweight, and the efforts that are underway to prevent and remediate childhood overweight need to be examined.
Canadian Tire's 30,000-square-foot addition is underway and rumours persist of Loblaw's opening a Big Box grocery outlet between the highway and McKeown.
In addition to housing a number of corporate activities, Antares' Stamford office will also serve as the base of operations for a project team undertaking the 82-acre, $2 billion master-planned development of Stamford's South End, one of the most extensive development projects now underway in the United States.