Translation of "launch" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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launchnoun [ 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? 這次發表會我們需要多少香檳?
Illness prevented her attending the launch party for her latest novel. 她因病無法出席爲她新近推出的小說舉辦的慶祝派對。

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  • The system has been plagued with glitches ever since its launch.
  • The car has enjoyed modest success since its launch, but the Mark 2 version is expected to be far more popular.
  • Our marketing people have come up with a great idea for the launch of the new model.
  • The normally publicity-shy director will be making several public appearances for the launch of the movie.
  • She wore a Dior gown for the launch.

launch noun [ C ] (LEAVE LAND)

C1 an occasion when a ship is put into water, or a spacecraft is sent into space, for the first time

The launch of the space shuttle was delayed for 24 hours because of bad weather. 因天氣情況不佳,太空船的發射延遲了24個小時。

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 boat



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. 這項計劃是一年前開始實施的。
The airline will launch its new transatlantic service next month. 這家航空公司下個月將開闢一條新的跨越大西洋的航線。
A devastating attack was launched on the rebel stronghold. 向叛軍堡壘發起了猛烈的進攻。
[ + adv/prep ] UK After working for the company for several years she decided to launch out on her own and set up in business. 在該公司工作數年後,她決定在商界自立門戶。

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  • There are plans afoot to launch a new radio station.
  • The Glasgow-based company is to launch a stock-market flotation this summer.
  • The company is poised to launch its new advertising campaign.
  • The government is planning to launch a benchmarking scheme to guide consumers.
  • They're about to launch a campaign to unionize workers at all major discount supermarkets in the area.

launch verb (SEND)

C1 [ T ] to send something out, such as a new ship into the water or a spacecraft into space

A spokesman for the dockyard said they hoped to launch the first submarine within two years. 船廠發言人說他們希望在兩年內讓第一艘潛艇下水。
to launch a missile 發射導彈
launch yourself mainly UK

to jump with great force

The defender launched himself at the attacking player, bringing him to the ground. 防守隊員猛地撲向進攻者,把他摔倒在地。

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  • A spokesman for the dockyard said they hoped to launch the first submarine within two years.
  • On that type of aircraft carrier, a catapult was used to help launch aircraft.
  • The boats were launched in high seas.
  • When is the rocket due to be launched?
  • They plan to launch the rocket next year.

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(Translation of “launch” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)