inroad

[ in-rohd ]
/ ˈɪnˌroʊd /

noun

a damaging or serious encroachment: inroads on our savings.
a sudden hostile or predatory incursion; raid; foray.

Origin of inroad

First recorded in 1540–50; in-1 + road
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British Dictionary definitions for inroads

inroad

/ (ˈɪnˌrəʊd) /

noun

an invasion or hostile attack; raid or incursion
an encroachment or intrusion
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Idioms and Phrases with inroads

inroads


see make inroads into.

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