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launch

noun [C] uk   /lɔːntʃ/ us    /lɑːntʃ/

launch noun [C] (EVENT)

C1 an event to celebrate or introduce something new: How much champagne will we need for the launch? Illness prevented her attending the launch party for her latest novel.Advertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailingCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals

launch noun [C] (LEAVE LAND)

C1 an occasion when a ship is sent to sea, or a spacecraft into space, for the first time: The launch of the space shuttle was delayed for 24 hours because of bad weather.Space travelArriving and departing by boat or ship

launch noun [C] (BOAT)

a boat that has an engine and carries passengers for short distances, especially on a lake or a river, or from the land to a larger boatBoats and sailing craftPassenger, cargo and military ships

launch

verb uk   /lɔːntʃ/ us    /lɑːntʃ/

launch verb (BEGIN)

B2 [I or T] to begin something such as a plan or introduce something new such as a product: The programme was launched a year ago. The airline will launch its new transatlantic service next month. A devastating attack was launched on the rebel stronghold. [+ adv/prep] UK After working for the company for several years she decided to launch out on her own and set up in business.Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing

launch verb (SEND)

C1 [T] to send something out, such as a new ship to sea or a spacecraft into space: A spokesman for the dockyard said they hoped to launch the first submarine within two years. to launch a missileSpace travelArriving and departing by boat or ship launch yourself mainly UK to jump with great force: The defender launched himself at the attacking player, bringing him to the ground.JumpingBouncing
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