Definition of 'progress'
Example sentences containing 'progress'
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Friendships are a hot topic and ambitions you share make real progress. The Sun (2017)To say progress has been slow would be flattering it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The trust has made significant progress this year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Couple that with the amazing recent progress on cancer. The Sun (2016)At work you make progress by checking the facts for yourself instead of listening to gossip. The Sun (2016)He is progressing unbelievably well and long may it continue. The Sun (2016)The procedure is costly and the disease has often progressed too far by the time symptoms appear. The Sun (2017)Over the years we have made good progress in reducing discrimination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This brings progress in joint projects at work and at home. The Sun (2017)Other studies have shown antioxidants hasten lung cancer progress. The Sun (2015)This should bring progress at work and with complex home plans. The Sun (2011)There is also to be better tracking of individual progress. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The power cuts are expected to progress gradually. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So thick was the throng that their progress slowed to one mile an hour. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)We tend to worship groups who progress. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This will enable us to make progress at twice the pace. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When the gorilla was not there it signalled that a fight was in progress. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)We have continued to make strong progress in key growth areas of our business. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What stands in the way of progress? Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)You add common sense to imagination and make real progress. The Sun (2009)We need more time to finish the job but we are making good progress. The Sun (2014)Until that changes there will be little progress against poverty or inequality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The coast line on this side of the bay softened as our journey progressed. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)We have made significant progress on the key issues. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The character of the town altered and adjusted as the day progressed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We will be in touch with the hospital soon to find out how our case is progressing. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Medical progress has heaped upon us huge responsibilities and profound dilemmas. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She was progressing well in midsummer in better races than this until disappointing two months ago. The Sun (2014)Progress against the diseases of affluence is sadly slower. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We lose the opportunity to continue such progress if we weaken our commitment to the green belt. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is not the time to be progressing yet more draconian cuts to police budgets. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These qualities were needed where there was no give and take, no movement and little progress. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)There are still cancers where progress is limited, such as brain and bone tumours. The Sun (2015) Evolution, progress and excellence cannot happen without competition, and competition has no meaning without losers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'progress'
British English: progress /ˈprəʊɡrɛs/ NOUN
Progress is the process of gradually improving or getting nearer to achieving or completing something.
There are signs of progress in the boy's reading.
- American English: progress
- Arabic: تَقَدُم
- Brazilian Portuguese: progresso
- Chinese: 进展
- Croatian: napredak
- Czech: pokrok
- Danish: fremskridt
- Dutch: voortgang
- European Spanish: progreso
- Finnish: edistys
- French: progrès
- German: Fortschritt
- Greek: πρόοδος
- Italian: progresso
- Japanese: 進歩
- Korean: 진행
- Norwegian: framskritt
- Polish: postęp
- European Portuguese: progresso
- Romanian: progres
- Russian: прогресс
- Spanish: progreso
- Swedish: framsteg
- Thai: ความก้าวหน้า
- Turkish: ilerleme
- Ukrainian: прогрес
- Vietnamese: tiến bộ
British English: progress VERB
To progress means to move over a period of time to a stronger, more advanced, or more desirable state.
He will visit once a fortnight to see how his new staff are progressing.
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