A: Some toys were cool, some were badly conceived and some were toxic.
B: Toxic? What do you mean?
A: I had a collection of cartoon figurines. They were part of a promotion from a gas station. It turns out there was lead in the paint used on them. They had to be withdrawn. Lead paint is toxic.
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B: I remember those. They later reintroduced them with non-toxic paint, didn’t they? And the ones with the safe paint had a little blue spot on the base of the foot to distinguish them from the poisonous ones.
A: That’s right. So I built up a second collection. I came home from school one day to find my younger brother had used them to enact a battle scene, and had stained them with red paint to represent blood. That was another set ruined.
B: Well, your brother was using his imagination. I thought you just said that was a good thing.
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
The verb “to enact” collocates with specific words, depending on its meaning within the context. To enact a law or proposal means to implement it; to enact a scene means to reproduce a story according to a certain script.
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