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launch into (something)

To begin doing something, often excitedly. Don't ask grandpa about the weather unless you want him to launch into a full analysis of the Farmers' Almanac.
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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.
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.
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Because both rockets carry a mix of government and commercial missions, ILS can boast that one or the other of its vehicles is launching every month, on average.
We're pleased to have helped Inmarsat lay the foundation for its new broadband service by launching the first I-4 satellite this year," said ILS President Mark Albrecht.
The cornerstone of ILS is offering two independent vehicles, launching from independent launch sites, which enables us to service two customers at the same time.
Orbital is also building and launching the next SMEX mission, the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite, scheduled for a September 2006 launch aboard Pegasus.
For the past year ILS has been launching nearly monthly with its two vehicles - the Lockheed Martin Atlas and Khrunichev's Proton.
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.