English

Definition of 'ongoing'

See related content

Synonyms of "ongoing"
Synonyms of "ongoing"
French Translation of "ongoing"
French Translation of "ongoing"
Translator
Translator
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : faites vos jeux
Word of the day : faites vos jeux
Spanish Translation of "ongoing"
Spanish Translation of "ongoing"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'ongoing'

Example sentences containing 'ongoing'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
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'

Very Common. ongoing is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

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

Source

Definition of ongoing from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
#moon50
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access