inroad

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in·road

 (ĭn′rōd′)
n.
1. An advance, especially at another's expense; an encroachment: "She had made few inroads in convincing the committee to explore the issue without prejudice" (Mary V. Dearborn).
2. A reduction or diminishment, especially by encroachment: "The inroads on free time made by television and computers have also badly affected the vitality of civil society" (Kenneth Minogue).
3. A hostile invasion; a raid.

[in + road, riding, raid (obsolete).]

inroad

(ˈɪnˌrəʊd)
n
1. an invasion or hostile attack; raid or incursion
2. an encroachment or intrusion

in•road

(ˈɪnˌroʊd)

n.
1. an advance, usu. beyond proper or established limits: Inflation is making inroads on our savings.
2. a sudden hostile incursion; raid; foray.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inroad - an encroachment or intrusion; "they made inroads in the United States market"
usurpation, encroachment, trespass, violation, intrusion - entry to another's property without right or permission
2.inroad - an invasion or hostile attack
invasion - the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder

inroad

noun
make inroads upon or into something make advances into, make forays into, make raids on, make encroachments into TV has made great inroads into cinema.

inroad

noun
An act of invading, especially by military forces:
Translations

inroad

n
(Mil) → Einfall m (→ into in +acc)
(fig) the Japanese are making inroads into the British marketdie Japaner dringen in den britischen Markt ein; these expenses are making great inroads into my bank accountdiese Ausgaben greifen mein Bankkonto stark an
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