WOTW: launch

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - launch

 

今週の #WOTW は ‘launch’ です. ‘Launch’ is a verb with some different uses that are based on the same basic meaning. Have a look and find out what they are.

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The original meaning of ‘launch’ is to start something, usually a boat, moving by pushing it into the water.

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- They launched the lifeboat to rescue the kayakers caught in the storm.

- He wanted to know if he could launch his boat in the harbour.

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A similar meaning of ‘launch’ is when a ship is put into the water for the first time.

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- The Titanic was launched in 1911.

- The government plans to launch two new battleships next year.

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A common related meaning of ‘launch’ is to send a rocket, or missile up into the air.

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- North Korea launched two missiles last week.

- The SpaceX rocket launched to the International Space Station.

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Another meaning of ‘launch’ is to throw something with force.

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- I fell asleep in class and the teacher launched a board rubber at me.

- She launched the first ball of the new baseball season.

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You can also ‘launch’ yourself, which means move with a lot of energy.

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- He launched himself from the starting blocks.

- She launched herself from cliff and dived into the ocean below.

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A more metaphorical meaning of ‘launch’ means to start an activity or business, or introduce a new product.

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- The company was launched in 2016.

- They launched a fundraising campaign for the refugees.

- A new model Tesla was recently launched in Japan.

- His new book will be launched later his year.

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発音は/lɔːn(t)ʃ/ です。

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