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launch forth

1. To begin or set out on a journey or trip. We'll need to launch forth around 8 AM if we want to reach New York before dusk. The battalion of soldiers launched forth, heading toward an uncertain fate.
2. To issue, propel, or project something forward with force. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "launch" and "forth." The candidate launched forth another series of attacks against his opponents. We launched our boat forth into the water, hoping to catch the wind and continue our momentum. The great god launched forth his mighty lightning bolts down upon the inhabitants of the planet.
3. To begin or initiate some plan, undertaking, or project. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "launch" and "forth." The government will be launching forth its controversial new plan next month. The group of rebels launched forth their uprising in Spring of that year.
See also: forth, launch

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
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Flanked by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry, Ban tried and failed to stop Assad's Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem from launching forth on the regime's familiar litany about outside terrorists assaulting a peaceful country.
A trip to the gallery serves as the perfect stoppingoff point before launching forth to explore Lord Leicester's Warwickshire, which is itself rich in Elizabethan history.
Imagine a very young Jack Dee seated at a piano, tinkling the ivories in a decidedly lacklustre fashion and against his better judgment launching forth into a song about Delia Smith.