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English definition of “launch”

launch

verb (SEND)    /lɔːntʃ/ US  /lɑːntʃ/
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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