"launching" in the noun sense
the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
2. introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry
the act of beginning something new
"they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
3. launching, launch
the act of propelling with force
"launching" in the verb sense
1. establish, set up, found, launch
set up or found
"She set up a literacy program"
propel with force
"launch the space shuttle"
"Launch a ship"
launch for the first time launch on a maiden voyage
"launch a ship"
4. plunge, launch
begin with vigor
"He launched into a long diatribe"
"She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
5. launch, set in motion
get going give impetus to
"launch a career"
"Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"
smoothen the surface of
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