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launch

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1 a rising from a surface at the start of a flight (as of a rocket)
  • the reporters held their collective breath as they silently watched the space shuttle's launch

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launch

verb

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1 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of
  • after retiring, he launched a small company devoted to making medical devices

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2 to take the first step in (a process or course of action)
  • she launched a career in journalism after quitting acting school

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3 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
  • infantrymen launching grenades at the nest of machine gunners

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The first known use of launch was in the 14th century

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“Launch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/launch. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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