launch against

launch (something) against (someone or something)

To instigate or initiate some action or plan of attack against another person, group, or thing. We are prepared to launch a counterattack against them that would wipe them off the face of the earth, should we be so provoked. We're launching an information campaign against our primary competitor in the market.
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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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References in classic literature ?
And all the while from out of the blue sky Fate was forging a thunderbolt to launch against him!
Sources also told that proper crackdown will be launch against illegal encroachment on both sides of Railway road, next week so that reconstruction of road could be started.
John's Law School, addressed the subject of the current litigious society and the frequent lawsuits shareholders launch against boards and directors.
But even as he was speaking, missiles were being readied for launch against Baghdad.