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launch

verb [T]
 
 
/lɔːntʃ/
SEND to send a spacecraft or bomb into the sky, or a ship into the water: to launch a rocket/satellite to launch a boat/fleet Space travelEmitting and ejecting
BEGIN B2 to begin an important activity: to launch an attack/inquiry/investigation Causing things to happen
NEW PRODUCT B2 If a company launches a product or service, it makes it available for the first time: The book was launched last February. The airline will launch its new transatlantic service next month.Causing things to happen
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