under way

  1. in motion; set in motion
    the ship got under way
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How To Use under way In A Sentence

  • The Indian monsoon is now under way. Times, Sunday Times
  • Because metering would be such a major change, trials are under way to assess the likely benefits and costs.
  • Another restrictive manoeuvre gets under way. Times, Sunday Times
  • The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.
  • The decade following saw the first railway train arrive from the East, the first C.P.R. steamship anchored in port, the Klondike "boom," and the great mining industries of British Columbia well under way. Canadian Cities of Romance
  • Talks are under way to let the Scottish Prison Service access and contribute information to a powerful intelligence database on the movements and activities of the country's criminals.
  • Other location filming was under way across half the globe.
  • But a broader change is under way as the economic centre of gravity shifts eastwards.
  • A spokesman said the two victims had died in hospital and added that a massive manhunt was under way. The Sun
  • Work is under way at Summerlin Avenue and South Street on a $30 million, seven-story building that will be known as the GAI Building. SplicedFeed
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