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Definition of progress verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they progress
    he / she / it progresses
    past simple progressed
    -ing form progressing
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  1. 1[intransitive] to improve or develop over a period of time; to make progress synonym advance The course allows students to progress at their own speed. Work on the new road is progressing slowly.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (formal) to move forward The line of traffic progressed slowly through the town. (figurative) Cases can take months to progress through the courts.
  3. 3[intransitive] to go forward in time synonym go on The weather became colder as the day progressed.
  4. Phrasal Verbsprogress to something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: progress