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headway

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈhedweɪ/
make headway to make progress: Banking legislation appears to be making headway in Congress.make headway in doing sth According to reports, the Federal Reserve has made headway in slowing growth to a moderate pace while restraining inflation.make headway on sth The trade surplus shows manufacturers made headway on productivity last year.make headway with sth We are pleased to report that we have made considerable headway with proposals on energy conservation.make headway against sb/sth Smaller firms are struggling to make headway against larger competitors.make headway in sth Researchers are making some headway in the battle to find a cure for the disease. FINANCE to increase in value: Few strategists expect shares to make any headway before the end of the year.
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