in·road / ˈinˌrōd/ • n. 1. [usu. in pl.] progress; an advance: an important way to make inroads in reducing spending. ∎ an instance of something being affected, encroached on, or destroyed by something else: serious inroads had now been made into my pitiful cash reserves. 2. a hostile attack; a raid.
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