zone as

zone (some place) as (something)

To mark the boundaries of a particular area for the express purpose of becoming or serving as something. The city council has zoned the patch of land as a residential area, barring any corporate development on the site. The government zoned the entire region as a federal park decades ago.
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zone something as something

to create a particular legally defined area within a governmental or other local area. They zoned this area as a shopping district. The city council zoned the vacant lot as a park.
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As each defender reads pass, he must drop to his assigned zone as quickly as possible while keeping his eyes on a swivel.
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Linebacker location is a key for us on the inside zone as it dictates when to come off our double and slip to second level.