make headway[ hed-wey ]SEE DEFINITION OF make headway
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We could make headway only by keeping very close to the bank.
They found, however, that it was no easy matter to make headway.
But the praetorian guard, faithful to me, was unable to make headway.
He threw it over, and met the boat with the helm when she began to make headway.
It was satisfactory to find that we did make headway, though slowly.
Slugs like it, but do not make headway against it in many gardens.
It seems to me it will be wiser in me not to try to make headway at Shrewsbury.
It seemed as though she would not be able to make headway with her one wheel, but she did.
The wind had increased, and it was all we could do to make headway against it.
The ice was so glare that it was with difficulty the large animal could make headway at all.