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verb progress pronunciation in British English /prəʊˈɡres/
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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 have progressed to the second round of the competition.
  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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