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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?
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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.
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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, set

launch into somebody

to criticize someone severely He launched into me for not having called or e-mailed in a long time.
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launch into something

to start something with energy or enthusiasm She launched into the song as if she couldn't hold herself back. He launched into an attack on all the people who had laughed at his idea.
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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.
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The first version of the manifest, which so far extends through May of 1992, represents 18 licenses for satellite launchings and two for sounding rockets.
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Even among 44 commercial payloads for whose launchings NASA had already signed contracts before the Challenger disaster, only 19 or 20 have been rescheduled, leaving the rest of the customers with a firm message to look elsewhere, such as at expendable rockets from the United States, Europe, China or other countries.
We have the world's two most reliable vehicles, launching at a regular tempo.
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We thank SES AMERICOM for launching again with ILS," said ILS President Mark Albrecht.
For 25 years, the agency has been specializing in Launch Public Relations(SM) - a proprietary method of launching new products.
As quickly as the rockets are launching, ILS is taking in new orders.
Orbital developed the ground-launched Taurus vehicle to provide a cost-effective, reliable means of launching satellites weighing up to approximately 1,375 kg (3,000 pounds) into low-Earth orbit.
In addition, ILS is launching the Intelsat 10-02 satellite next month on its Proton vehicle.
The report thoroughly analyzes the marketing strategies of the companies launching the new drugs to study the tactics used in pre- and post-launch marketing efforts.
Albrecht added: "We started launching satellites on our Atlas rocket for the SES AMERICOM fleet in 1996 as well.