ADV. apace, quickly, rapidly Work is now proceeding apace. | slowly | carefully, cautiously, with caution It will be necessary to proceed with caution. | smoothly, uneventfully | directly In some cases appeals may proceed directly from the High Court to the House of Lords. | further
VERB + PROCEED be able to | decide to, intend to, wish to | allow sb/sth to, enable sb/sth to This project cannot be allowed to proceed. | instruct sb to I will instruct my solicitor to proceed with the preparation of draft contracts.
PREP. along Proceed along the Botley Road. | down, through, to students who wish to proceed to university | with She decided not to proceed with the treatment.
PHRASES proceed on the basis of sth The council must proceed on the basis of the vote.