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Godan verb with 'ru' ending (irregular verb)
to be doing, to be in the process of doing

Example sentences
日が経つにつれて、天気は次第に悪化しつつあった。Parts: (ひ), 経つ (たつ), に連れて (につれて), 天気 (てんき), 次第に (しだいに), 悪化 (あっか), しつつあるThe weather was getting worse and worse as the day went on.

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