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To start doing something new or different

strike out

to start doing something new or different, especially in order to become more independent

branch out

to start doing something new or different

pioneer

verb

to be a pioneer doing something for the first time

change over

to stop doing or using one thing and start doing or using something else

change

verb

to stop doing one thing and start doing something different

try your hand at something

to do an activity for the first time in order to find out whether you like it or are good at it

change direction/course

to start doing something completely new or different

turn your hand to something

to start doing something new, especially something that involves skill

give something a try

to do something in order to find out what happens or to find out whether something is good, suitable, effective etc

sample

verb

to try doing a new activity for a time

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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