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verb [transitive] launch pronunciation in American English /lɔntʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theylaunch
he/she/itlaunches
present participlelaunching
past tenselaunched
past participlelaunched
  1. 1
    to send a missile, space vehicle, satellite, or other object into the air or into space
    The agency will launch a new weather satellite next month.
  2. 2
    to start a major activity such as a military attack, a public investigation, or a new career or project
    The police confirmed that an inquiry has been launched into the incident.
    launch someone on something: the man who launched him on a career in the music business
    1. a.
      to start selling a new product or service to the public
      The company announced it will launch a new version of its software in January.

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