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launch1

launch1

 
 
pronunciation:
lawnch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: launched, launches, launching
definition 1: to propel with force.
They launched the missile.
 
synonyms:
impel, propel
similar words:
actuate, catapult, deliver, drive, issue, push, shove, spur, thrust
definition 2: to put (a boat, esp. a new boat) in the water.
synonyms:
float
similar words:
buoy
definition 3: to start, as a new venture.
synonyms:
begin, commence, inaugurate, start
similar words:
actuate, embark, fling, initiate, introduce, set about
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to plunge into action.
synonyms:
begin, commence, start
similar words:
pitch in, pitch into, plunge
definition 2: to start forth.
synonyms:
start
similar words:
begin, commence, depart, sail, sally
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of launching.
The launch was successful.
similar words:
blastoff, commencement, departure, inauguration, kickoff
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