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red zone Syllabification: red zone

Definition of red zone in English:


1A red sector on a gauge or dial corresponding to conditions that exceed safety limits: ozone readings edged into the red zone
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  • We are somewhat dubious that the risks posed to the banks are in fact ‘a long way from the red zone of the dial’.
  • When I find the dial, I'm gonna crank it up to the red zone.
  • So while eyeing his gas gauge, which dips precariously into the red zone, Coffman winds in and out of a mind-boggling number of developments until he reaches one called Northridge.
1.1A region that is dangerous or forbidden, or in which a particular activity is prohibited: any officer who parks in the red zone outside the courthouse could receive a ticket
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  • The Cherokee was illegally parked in the red zone.
  • He said people living within the red zones - areas that have been prone to flooding and landslides during recent inclement weather - would be prewarned.
  • The areas have been divided into zones and people in the red zones have been advised to vacate these areas in case of severe weather.

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