progress

progress
I. progress pro‧gress 1 [prəˈgres] verb [intransitive]
1. to develop over a period of time, becoming better or more complete:

• The joint venture is progressing faster than expected.

progress to

• We haven't yet progressed to the negotiating table with any US companies.

2. if a situation progresses, it continues to happen:

• As the afternoon progressed, prices nosed upward in light trading.

  [m0] II. progress pro‧gress 2 [ˈprəʊgres ǁ ˈprɑː-] noun [uncountable]
1. the process of improving something, or getting closer to finishing it:

• The company has made significant financial progress this year.

• We're pleased with the progress of the capital-raising effort.

progress toward( s)

• There has been little progress toward an agreement.

• He e-mails a progress report back to head office each month.

2. in progress if a plan, project etc is in progress, it has started but is not finished yet:

• There are only faint signs that an economic recovery is in progress.

• Gaston & Snow claims about $37 million in accounts receivable and work in progress.

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Ⅰ.
progress UK US /ˈprəʊgres/ US  /ˈprɒgres/ noun [U]
the process of changing or developing towards an improved situation or condition: »

The managers were very pleased with the team's progress.

»

""We're addressing the problem,"" he said, ""and I think we're making progress.""

progress on sth »

We are making progress on improving our core business.

»

""There is no doubt we are making progress towards the goal,"" said Ford's CEO.

Ⅱ.
progress UK US /prəʊˈgres/ US  /ˈprɒgres/ verb [I]
to develop or change to an improved situation or condition: »

As things progressed in my career, I realized that starting my own company was a possibility.

progress toward(s)/to sth »

We are progressing toward more significant environmental legislation.

progress beyond sth »

The online auction company has failed to progress beyond a market share of 30% in Switzerland.

progress rapidly/quickly/steadily »

She progressed steadily through the ranks to upper management.

See also PROGRESS PAYMENT(Cf. ↑progress payment), PROGRESS REPORT(Cf. ↑progress report)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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