One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘ceaseless rain made further progress impossible’
forward movement, onward movement, progression, advance, advancement, headway, passage
2‘the progress of medical science’
development, advance, advancement, headway, step forward, steps forward, progression, improvement, betterment, growth
1‘they progressed slowly back along the grass’
go, make one's way, move, move forward, go forward, proceed, continue, advance, go on, make progress, make headway, press on, gain ground, push forward, forge ahead, go ahead, work one's way
2‘the practice has a strong commercial base and has progressed steadily’
develop, make progress, advance, make headway, take steps forward, make strides, get better, come on, come along, move on, get on, gain ground, shape up, improve, thrive, prosper, blossom, flourish
grow, expand, increase, mature, evolve
informal be getting there
‘a game of cricket was in progress’
under way, going on, ongoing, happening, occurring, taking place, proceeding, being done, being performed, continuing, in operation
awaiting completion, not finished, not completed, on the stocks
in the works
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