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To do something

do

verb

to perform an action

perform

verb

to complete an action or activity, especially a complicated one

act

verb

to do something for a particular reason or in a particular way

conduct

verb

to do something in an organized way

carry out

to do something important

pursue

verb

to follow a course of activity

go about

to do something that you normally do in your usual way

take

verb

to perform a particular action or series of actions

perform

verb

to have a particular job or purpose

execute

verb

to perform a difficult action or movement

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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

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