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verb American English pronunciation: progress /prəˈɡres/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprogress
he/she/itprogresses
present participleprogressing
past tenseprogressed
past participleprogressed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to continue to develop or move forward

    Work on the project is progressing well.

    The disease progresses fairly rapidly.

    progress beyond:

    The talks have not progressed beyond the preliminary stage.

    progress towards:

    We are progressing steadily towards a ban on nuclear testing.

    progress through:

    Students have to progress through five separate levels.

    progress (from something) to something:

    Our team has progressed to the semifinals.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] mainly literary to move forward slowly

    They progressed along dark stone corridors.

    1. a.
      to move forward in time

      The situation improved as the century progressed.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to cause something such as an idea or a plan to move forward

    We are meeting again tomorrow to try and progress the matter.

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