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launch forth (upon something)

to set out on something; to begin on something, such as a journey or a long lecture or sermon. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) We launched forth on our trip before dawn. What time shall we launch forth tomorrow morning?
See also: forth, launch

launch into something

to start in doing something. Now, don't launch into lecturing me about manners again! Tim's mother launched into a sermon about how to behave at the dinner table.
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launch (one's lunch)

Sl. to empty one's stomach; to vomit. When I saw that mess, I almost launched my lunch. Watch out! She's going to launch!

launch out on something

to start out to do something or go somewhere. When are you going to launch out on your expedition? Ted and Bill launched out on their trip through the mountains.
See also: launch, on, out

launch something against someone or something

to set something going against someone or something. The general launched an attack against the town. Claire launched a gossip attack against James.
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set forth on something

 and launch forth on something 
1. Lit. to start out on something, such as a journey. We intend to set forth on our journey very early in the morning. What time will you launch forth on your trip?
2. Fig. to begin presenting a speech or an explanation. As soon as John set forth on his speech, three people walked out. Every time he launches forth on a presentation, it's a half hour before he shuts up.
See also: forth, on, set

launch into

To start saying or doing something enthusiastically; plunge into something: The professor launched into the topic after a brief introduction.
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launch (one’s lunch)

tv. & in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. When I saw that mess, I almost launched my lunch.
See also: launch, lunch


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Cygnus Business Media (Melville, NY) closed "Imaging Business," produced seven times a year and launched in 1965 as "Photographic Processing" and Workbook & Co.
A payload originally planned to have been launched by the shuttle but now assigned to an ELV will be the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), an earth-orbiting satellite designed to map the pattern of emissions remaining as evidence of the Big Bang at the birth of the universe.
AsiaSat, an SES affiliated company, has contracted with Sea Launch for AsiaSat-5 satellite, which is being built by Space Systems/Loral, to be launched in late 2008 on Land Launch.
This year's second launch of the Ariane 5 ECA will occur on May 26, when two communications satellites will be launched into orbit.
Its three in-orbit satellites were all launched by Proton in 2000.
Proton vehicles launched seven times in 2005, four times with ILS commercial missions and three times for the Russian government.
We're proud that Atlas vehicles of all configurations have launched a total of 135 NASA missions.
theater and national missile defense systems, Orbital has built and launched 10 long-range strategic target rockets and 97 medium-range tactical target rockets for a variety of U.
Several recent examples of this type of successful dual mission include the GALEX and SORCE science missions launched in 2003 for NASA, the OrbView-3 high-resolution imaging satellite also carried out in 2003 for ORBIMAGE, and the TSX-5 mission and STEP series conducted in 2000 and the mid-1990's, respectively, for the U.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that it successfully launched a medium-range target (MRT-1) vehicle under the Lockheed Martin Targets and Countermeasures Prime Contract with the U.
Once startup companies have launched their first product, they need to continue to introduce new products in order to survive and grow.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that it successfully launched a satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) aboard a company-built Minotaur I rocket.
Overall, this is the third Telesat satellite launched by ILS, and we look forward to another successful mission next year with Anik F3.
The 702 is Boeing's largest satellite, and at more than 6,000 kg will be the heaviest commercial payload launched by Proton.
Atlas launched the Mariner missions to Mars in the 1960s, and Mariner 4 provided the first-ever close-up images of another planet in our solar system during its Mars flyby in 1965.