[ US /ˈɪnˌɹoʊd/ ]
[ UK /ˈɪnɹə‍ʊd/ ]
  1. an encroachment or intrusion
    they made inroads in the United States market
  2. an invasion or hostile attack
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How To Use inroad In A Sentence

  • What is so alarming about the commissioner's report is the revelation that so many relatively minor inroads on civil liberties have gone unremarked and unnoticed.
  • Silver is still desirable, but other metallics and copper tones in costume jewellery are making inroads.
  • The prospect of cashing in on the huge émigré market is one reason many Irish retailers are making a concerted effort to make inroads into e-commerce.
  • Stillington made major inroads into Harrogate's batting as they dismissed three home batsmen for ducks.
  • The move towards MP MACs, though, may result in inroads into the business apps and increased sales in that sector? — b Apple in Parallel: Turning the PC World Upside Down? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
  • With parallel highways being paved, jitneys were inroading into profits.
  • How was this diminutive creature going to make any significant inroads on my mighty frame? Times, Sunday Times
  • York probably regretted batting first on a grassy track as Harrogate's quickies, Dave Pennett and Khalid Hussain, made swift inroads so that the visitors were reduced to 59-7 after 27 overs.
  • The most effective combinations offer variety and subtlety; one makes inroads, the other exploits them. Times, Sunday Times
  • Meanwhile, the big construction companies are trying to grow by making inroads into turf traditionally held by medium-size builders.
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