inroad

[ in-rohd ]
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noun
  1. a damaging or serious encroachment: inroads on our savings.

  2. a sudden hostile or predatory incursion; raid; foray.

Origin of inroad

1
First recorded in 1540–50; in-1 + road

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British Dictionary definitions for inroad

inroad

/ (ˈɪnˌrəʊd) /


noun
  1. an invasion or hostile attack; raid or incursion

  2. an encroachment or intrusion

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