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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 missile Space 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
(Definition of launch verb (SEND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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