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To make progress, or to achieve something - thesaurus




to continue to develop or move forward

get on with

to give your time to something and make progress with it

get ahead

to be more successful, or to progress more quickly than, other people

forge ahead

to make strong steady progress

plod along

to progress at a very slow steady rate



to make more progress, increase more quickly, or become more successful than someone or something else

get along

to manage to continue doing something or make progress in a situation



to progress and become better or more developed

break through

to successfully deal with something that is stopping you making progress



to get to a particular point in time or a particular stage in a process

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be getting/coming along

used for saying how well someone is progressing or succeeding

be getting somewhere

to be making some progress

be on the march

to be making steady progress

build on

to do something in addition to what you have already achieved

catch up

to do something that should have been done before

chalk something up

to achieve a particular level or number



to achieve a high position in a list or competition

come along

to make progress, or to get better in quality, skill, or health

come a long way

to improve a lot, or to make a lot of progress

come off

to achieve a particular result in an activity, especially a competition or fight



to gradually become clear or complete as details are added



used for talking about how someone is progressing or how successful they are



to make something happen, develop, or progress more quickly than usual



to achieve something that you wanted to do, or get something you hoped for



to progress to a particular point when you are doing something

get ahead

to make progress in your work and become successful

get/click into gear

to start working effectively or making progress

get/have something under your belt

to achieve something that is important and useful

get more bang for your buck

to get more of something without using any extra money or effort

get on

British used for asking or talking about how well someone has done a particular activity

get somewhere/anywhere/nowhere

to make some/no progress, or to have /some/no success

go a (long) way/ways toward something

to make progress in achieving something

go through

to follow an official system for dealing with a type of problem or request



to make progress, or to reach a higher position

have come a long way

to have achieved a lot of things and made progress

keep pace (with)

to develop or progress at the same rate as something else

keep up

to continue to learn about something or find out about something, so that you know the latest things that are happening



to suddenly improve, increase, or progress

leave behind

to improve or progress much faster than someone or something else

live out

to do something that you have thought or dreamed of doing

make headway

to make progress with something that you are trying to achieve

make strides

to make progress toward a goal

make up for lost time

to do something more quickly or more often because something prevented you from making progress before

make up the leeway

to reach a satisfactory position after a period when you did not make enough progress

make your way

to start to make progress in a career or activity



mainly literary to continue to happen, develop, or make progress and be impossible to stop



to progress or develop in a particular way

move along

to progress or develop, or to make something progress or develop



if someone operates in a particular way, that is how they achieve what they want to do

pick up/build up/gather steam

to become more active, important, or full of energy

play catch-up

to try to make as much progress as someone or something that you are competing with



to make progress by moving to the next stage in a series of actions or events

pull ahead

to start to make progress faster than someone

pull yourself up by your bootstraps

to become richer or more successful through your own hard work, without anyone else’s help



to achieve something after discussing it or thinking about it for a long time



to make a great deal of progress in a short time



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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