The enemy launched an attack at sunrise.
She's trying to launch a new career as a singer.
The police have launched an investigation into his activities.
He helped launch her in her career as a singer.
The company is expected to launch several new products next year.
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The conversation came after Rivera reprised the role of Anita in West Side Story — the character that launched her career.—Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2023 Since launching a year ago, HOLO has become a dance world phenomenon, with its use of holograms creating a stunning and cutting-edge visual experience.—Katie Bain, Billboard, 18 Sep. 2023 The Japanese navy aimed to expand its reach in the Pacific Ocean by launching an attack on a U.S. base on Midway Atoll, a small group of islands that were of strategic importance.—Evan Bush, NBC News, 18 Sep. 2023 The National Institutes of Health has also launched the federal RECOVER program to better understand why some people recover from COVID while others do not.—Sarah Scott, Verywell Health, 18 Sep. 2023 Rather than launching an all-out strike of its 146,000 members, the union opted to target three factories a plan that could make the union’s $825 million strike fund last longer.—David Koenig, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Sep. 2023 Furthermore, Channel 4 and the BBC have launched internal investigations of their own into Brand, as the timeline of the allegations against him coincides with some of his early work for Channel 4’s Big Brother’s Big Mouth and several BBC radio programs during the mid-to-late 2000s.—Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 18 Sep. 2023 Liebman said that Wasserman will help unlock resources to build Brillstein’s digital and gaming talent representation divisions, amplify its brand endorsement group and help its clients start their own businesses (for example, a star launching a lifestyle brand).—Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Sep. 2023 That appointment launched a meteoric political rise.—Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023
The Beauty Bible, Now in a Newsletter Get the biggest beauty stories, launches, and trends of the day.—Elizabeth Denton, Allure, 19 Sep. 2023 Target is about to make this weekend’s grocery run that much more exciting with its launch of your new favorite kitchen essentials.—Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Sep. 2023 Microsoft is targeting the same $499 launch price of the Xbox Series X.
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Microsoft lists a roadmap for this new Xbox Series X console and controller, alongside a refreshed Xbox Series S with 1TB of storage.—Tom Warren, The Verge, 19 Sep. 2023 That beat the previous responsive launch record of 21 days in 2021, the Space Force said.—Christian Davenport, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 Following the portal's launch, Youngkin penned an op-ed on the importance of early voting for the GOP.—Julia Johnson, Washington Examiner, 18 Sep. 2023 The devices attracted comparisons to Apple, thanks to glitzy launch events and a focus on detail and high-quality design.—Jackie Davalos, Fortune, 18 Sep. 2023 The song is expected to be released in conjunction with the launch of U2’s residency show at the Venetian’s Sphere venue on Sept. 29, according to U2 Songs.—Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 17 Sep. 2023 Haunting in Venice, from 20th Century Studios and Disney, is likewise tracking for a $13 million to $15 million domestic launch.—Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French *lancher, lancer, from Late Latin lanceare to wield a lance — more at lance
Spanish or Portuguese; Spanish lancha, from Portuguese