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English noun: launch

1. launch (artifact) a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck


Broader (hypernym)motorboat, powerboat

2. launch (act) the act of propelling with force


Synonymslaunching


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


Narrower (hyponym)rocket firing, rocket launching


English verb: launch

1. launch (social) set up or found


SamplesShe set up a literacy program.


Synonymsestablish, found, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)open, open up


Antonymsabolish, get rid of

2. launch (contact) propel with force


SamplesLaunch the space shuttle.
Launch a ship.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)impel, propel


Narrower (hyponym)blast off, float

3. launch (contact) launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage


SamplesLaunch a ship.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)launch, set in motion

4. launch (change) begin with vigor


SamplesHe launched into a long diatribe.
She plunged into a dangerous adventure.


Synonymsplunge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out


Verb groupplunge

5. launch (contact) get going; give impetus to


SamplesLaunch a career.
Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process.


Synonymsset in motion


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)launch

6. launch (contact) smoothen the surface of


SamplesLaunch plaster.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)smooth, smoothen









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