Word forms: plural no-go areas
1. countable noun
If you refer to a place as a no-go area, you mean that it has a reputation for violence and crime which makes people frightened to go there. [mainly British]
⇒ ...a subway system whose reputation for violence and lawlessness makes it a no-go
area for many natives of the city.
2. countable noun
A no-go area is a place which is controlled by a group of people who use force to prevent other people from entering it. [mainly British]
⇒ The area of the President's residence is a no-go area after six p.m.
⇒ The security forces entered the IRA's no-go areas.
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