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British English: /lɔːn(t)ʃ/
American English: /lɔn(t)ʃ/
, /lɑn(t)ʃ/

Translation of launch in French:


  • 2 (setting in motion) (of new boat, rocket, satellite)
    (of dinghy, lifeboat)
    mise (f) à l'eau
    (Marketing, Business) (of campaign, product, publication)

transitive verb

  • 2 (fire)
    (missile, rocket) against, at sur
    lancé du ciel/depuis la mer
  • 3 (start)
    (campaign, career, company, hunt, project)
    mettre [quelque chose] en action
    (computer program)
    to launch an attack on somebody/something
    lancer une attaque contre quelqu'un/quelque chose
    attaquer quelqu'un/quelque chose
  • 4 (Marketing, Business)
    (magazine, product, range)

intransitive verb

reflexive verb

  • to launch oneself at somebody/something
    se lancer sur quelqu'un/quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

launch out

(company, designer)
se diversifier
to launch out into
(person, company) (cosmetics, consultancy, design)

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