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To start doing something new or different - thesaurus


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



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



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



to try doing a new activity for a time

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to give your attention to something for the first time

blaze a trail

to be the first to do something new and important

break new ground

to do something completely different from what has been done before

break with

if someone breaks with the past or with tradition, they start doing things in a completely new way

cut your teeth on something

to get your first experience in a particular job by doing something



to start doing something different from what is expected or agreed

dip a/your toe into something

to try something new in a very careful way because you are not confident about it



business to develop new products or activities in addition to the ones that you already provide or do



to try new ideas, methods, or activities in order to find out what results they will have

get your feet wet

to start doing something for the first time

give something a whirl

to try a new activity

go off at/on a tangent

to suddenly start doing, discussing, or thinking about something completely different

go on

to do something after doing something else

move on

to stop discussing or doing something and begin discussing or doing something different

move over

to start to do something in a different way

spread/stretch/try your wings

to start to do new and interesting things that you have not done before

switch over

to stop doing one thing and start doing another

take the lead

to do something as an example for others to follow

tee off

informal to start a new activity

turn to

to start doing something new or different from what you were doing before



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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