Definition of no-go area in English:

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no-go area

Pronunciation: /ˌnō ˈɡō ˌerēə/


An area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is restricted or forbidden.
Example sentences
  • She didn't like the rubbish and old mattresses piling up outside the empty house next door, the graffiti plastered all over the estate, or the no-go areas in the local park.
  • A resident had voiced concerns over the parks becoming no-go areas for the public at night but the police have responded quickly with the extra patrols.
  • Talk also to people out for a normal evening and finding no-go areas developing in their neighbourhoods because of violence and drunken behaviour.

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Syllabification: no-go ar·e·a

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