Definition of no-go area in English:

no-go area

noun

  • An area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is restricted or forbidden.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It seems North Street is in danger of becoming a no-go area.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An army of rats is turning an area off Walmersley Road into a no-go area, according to nearby residents.’
    • ‘Those under 16s caught in the new no-go areas - probably parks and near shopping blocks - could be bundled into police cars and taken home.’
    • ‘Other towns and city centres have become no-go areas for ordinary people after dark.’
    • ‘People must continue to regard these as no-go areas as we will take action towards anybody wilfully ignoring the closures.’
    • ‘The programme didn't sit on the fence, nor should it with our town and city centres being turned into no-go areas for anyone sober and over 35.’
    • ‘Charity workers claim that controversial changes to the town's parking arrangements are turning it into a no-go area for disabled people, reports Michelle Steele.’
    • ‘For the purpose of wind development the peninsula is a no-go area where no wind farms will be allowed.’
    • ‘A series of high profile crimes in the town centre has led some to view it as a no-go area at night.’
    • ‘There are areas in the town being perceived as no-go areas.’
    • ‘Talk also to people out for a normal evening and finding no-go areas developing in their neighbourhoods because of violence and drunken behaviour.’
    • ‘And then night bus services were cancelled when the estate became considered a no-go area.’
    • ‘The scheme features environmentally-friendly buildings, landscapes and transport on the site and the new campus will be a virtual no-go area for the motor car.’
    • ‘Worried parents have complained that youngsters have made the park a no-go area for their younger children with underage drinking and drug taking.’
    • ‘Sporadic fighting persists in US controlled areas and the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala are no-go areas for US troops.’
    • ‘We are no longer prepared to tolerate our town and city centres becoming no-go areas on Friday and Saturday nights.’
    • ‘He said some city centres had already been turned into late-night no-go areas because of excessive drinking.’
    • ‘The ‘honeymoon period’ is intended to warn drivers that places they have previously parked without problems will become no-go areas.’

Pronunciation:

no-go area

/ˌnō ˈɡō ˌerēə/