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To do something wrong, or to be bad

commit

verb

to do something illegal or morally wrong

transgress

verb

to do something that is not allowed by a law, custom, or religion

resort to

to do something extreme or unpleasant in order to solve a problem

stoop

verb

to do something bad in order to get what you want

sink

verb

to do something wrong

perpetrate

verb

to do something that is harmful, illegal, or dishonest

sell out

to do something that shows you no longer have the same moral principles that you used to have

go/run off the rails

to start behaving in a way that is not socially acceptable

compromise yourself/your position

to do something to make people think that they cannot trust you

not scruple to do something

to not have any moral worries about doing something bad

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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