Definition of ongoing in English:



  • Continuing; still in progress.

    ‘ongoing negotiations’
    • ‘The ongoing saga of the proposed development outside my front door has reared its ugly head again.’
    • ‘It is a widely held belief that continues to be a factor in their ongoing support of the war.’
    • ‘From these pictures we can deduce a number of recommendations for the ongoing care of the patient.’
    • ‘The union would simply lose its say in the ongoing negotiations on the practical details.’
    • ‘It certainly will help with our ongoing negotiations to obtain a football league share.’
    • ‘Many of you have expressed an interest in continuing to see me for ongoing treatments.’
    • ‘Its two separate roles are emergency response and an ongoing developmental one.’
    • ‘The new officer will bring the sport together and lead its ongoing development.’
    • ‘The problem has been ongoing in Kew with councillors and the police pledging to get tough on the crime.’
    • ‘During those investigations the council provided ongoing support to the victims.’
    • ‘The first issue is whether or not you can afford these increased payments on an ongoing basis.’
    • ‘This consultation remains ongoing and as a result, no date has been set for closure.’
    • ‘Discussions about the introduction of a ban have been ongoing since last year.’
    • ‘Haphazard payers who dip in and out of the red on a regular basis may prefer an ongoing cheaper rate.’
    • ‘The company continues to be dogged by an ongoing dispute with the Ordinance Survey.’
    • ‘It is the allocation of these costs and benefits which is at the heart of the ongoing negotiations.’
    • ‘This has been an ongoing problem for many years and all that happens are more cuts are made to the police force.’
    • ‘Officers today said they were investigating what had happened and an inquiry is ongoing.’
    • ‘It should be practiced on an ongoing basis and until you have developed the skill.’
    • ‘Currently work on the new branch is ongoing and it is expected to open later this year.’
    in progress, under way, going on, continuing, happening, occurring, taking place, proceeding, being done, being worked on, being performed, current, extant, existing, existent, progressing, advancing, evolving, growing, developing
    continuous, continuing, uninterrupted, unbroken, non-stop, round-the-clock, incessant, unending, constant, ceaseless, unceasing, endless, never-ending, everlasting, eternal, perpetual, unremitting, relentless, unfaltering
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