If something is ongoing, it’s continuing. It’s happening now or it’s happening at the same time that something else is happening.

  • When Charles went to the doctor, he complained about an ongoing cough.
  • U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan has been ongoing for over 15 years.
  • No one knows, but Rachel and Jim have had an ongoing relationship for the last few months.
  • An ongoing construction project is causing major traffic delays in our neighborhood.
  • There’s an ongoing investigation into allegations of tax fraud at that company.
  • An ongoing election has people paying more attention to the news than they would normally.

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Date of publication: October 18, 2016