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launch forth on (something)

1. old-fashioned To begin or set out on a journey or trip. We'll need to launch forth on our trip around 8 AM if we want to reach New York before dusk. The battalion of soldiers launched forth on their mission.
2. old-fashioned To begin moving or journeying on some body of water. We must ensure our supplies are fully stocked before we launch forth on the unforgiving Atlantic ocean. We launched forth on the wild river.
3. old-fashioned To giving a spoken address of some kind. The priest launched forth on a heated sermon about the sin of material wealth. I left the table when my grandfather launched forth on yet another long-winded diatribe about the government.
4. To begin or initiate some plan, undertaking, or project. The government will be launching forth on its controversial new plan next month. The group of rebels launched forth on a futile attempt to overthrow the government.
See also: forth, launch, on