occurring while under way: the underway activities on a cruise ship.
Other definitions for under way (2 of 2)
Also underway. (of a ship) no longer in port, at anchor, etc.; moving.
no longer at rest, stationary, etc.; in motion; traveling: We'll put our bags in the car and be under way.
proceeding; in progress: Plans are under way to sell the company.
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How to use underway in a sentence
In the meantime, research is underway to figure out how much vaccinated people can transmit the virus.Covid-19 vaccines are great — but you still need to wear a mask for now | Umair Irfan | February 9, 2021 | Vox
The transition in Silicon Valley has been underway for some time.With Bezos out as Amazon CEO, Zuckerberg is the last man standing | Elizabeth Dwoskin | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
That should explain why Republican efforts to make voting harder, which has been underway for years, intensified after the 2020 election.
The stock frenzy has attracted so much media attention that talks are already underway to turn the Wall Street mania into a Hollywood drama.Online traders power up silver as GameStop retreats | Hamza Shaban | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
The program already has helped pay nearly 100 water bills since the effort got underway last month, Delores Bullock said.Annapolis couple use nonprofit to fight homelessness, hunger during pandemic | Brooks DuBose | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
On Friday evening, as the conference got underway, the two senators were on the stage delivering comedic standup routines.Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security | Tim Mak | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now, with the second ACA enrollment period underway, the Obama administration is renewing its Obamacare celebrity push.The White House Reactivates Its Army of Celebrity Obamacare Endorsers | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Something similar appears to be underway now in the Syrian provinces of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.
As talks get underway again in Vienna, many voices are raised against them on Capitol Hill and abroad.
Several experiments in the emerging vehicle-to-grid sector are underway.
Photoidentification studies now underway tentatively reveal that the population may exceed 100.Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska | United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission
Just at present, I want to remark that I've got the coffee and potato business underway, and I'll attend to them.Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
The rules of the road are the rules governing the movements of vessels when underway.On Yacht Sailing | Thomas Fleming Day
“All right,” assented the pitcher, and once more the game was underway.Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars | Lester Chadwick
The bustle and din of the army getting underway didn't keep Jack and his companions from sleeping.The Boy Scout Automobilists | Robert Maitland
British Dictionary definitions for under way
in progress; in operation: the show was under way
nautical in motion
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Other Idioms and Phrases with underway
In motion, as in The ship got under way at noon. [c. 1930]
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