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To start doing something new or different - synonyms or related words

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

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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