Definition of 'ongoing'

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Example sentences containing 'ongoing'

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But just spending a few hours in a different location can refresh an ongoing relationship. The Sun (2016)There was an ongoing economic downturn. Smithsonian Mag (2017)But the arrival of UKAD officers in Manchester yesterday was a stark sign of ongoing crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This may actually have contributed to an ongoing nutritional crisis. Diane Purkiss The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)Will your ongoing relationship need another person to keep it alive? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The fuel shortage problem has turned into an ongoing crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Our ongoing housing crisis will only get worse. The Sun (2016)The news will be a shock for your boyfriend too and you may both need ongoing relationship support. The Sun (2010)The huge cuts and robust growth required for this ongoing crisis to end are nowhere to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In a new political landscape and despite ongoing economic uncertainty consumers, clients and peers expect it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And then there are the less newsworthy issues, like ongoing medical research. Christianity Today (2000)We are committed to an ongoing, amicable relationship of mutual care and support. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Retirement of the chimpanzees will come in the next few years, as some are engaged in ongoing research programmes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The moon brings great potential in an ongoing situation, and news at home puts a big smile on your face. The Sun (2015)It is an ongoing situation. The Sun (2010)Results so far include opening five visitor exhibition and research centres and ongoing protection for the seas, managed by park rangers. The Sun (2016)But he remained cautious about the year given Britain's ongoing economic pains. The Sun (2010)If you're too critical over an ongoing emotional situation you'll beat yourself up and get nowhere fast. The Sun (2016)

Synonyms of 'ongoing'

continuous, continued, constant, sustained

Trends of 'ongoing'

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Translations for 'ongoing'

British English: ongoing ADJECTIVE
An ongoing situation has been happening for quite a long time and seems likely to continue for some time in the future.
There is an ongoing debate on the issue.
  • American English: ongoing
  • Brazilian Portuguese: em andamento
  • Chinese: 进行中的
  • European Spanish: continuo
  • French: en cours
  • German: laufend
  • Italian: in corso
  • Japanese: 進行している
  • Korean: 진행 중인
  • European Portuguese: em andamento
  • Spanish: continuo


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