[in-rohd] /ˈɪnˌroʊd/

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

1540s, “hostile incursion, raid, foray,” from in- (2) “in;” second element is road in the obsolete sense of “riding;” related to raid. Related: Inroads.
see: make inroads into


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