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Translation of lanzar in English:

verbo transitivo

also: lanzarse verbo pronominal

  • 1.1 (reflexivo) (arrojarse)
    to throw oneself
    se lanzó al vacío desde lo alto de un edificio
    he threw o flung himself off the top of a building
    se lanzó al agua
    she threw herself o jumped o leaped into the water
    lanzarse en paracaídas
    (en una emergencia)
    lanzársele a alguien (Chile) (México) [familiar]
    to make a pass at somebody
    1.2 (abalanzarse, precipitarse) See examples: se lanzó en su búsqueda
    he set about looking for her
    lanzarse a la calle
    to take to the streets
    se lanzaron sobre or contra el ladrón
    they pounced o leaped on the thief
    los niños se lanzaron sobre los pasteles
    the children pounced o dived on the cakes
    se lanzaron escaleras arriba
    they rushed o charged upstairs
    se lanzaron al ataque
    they attacked
    no te lances a comprar [familiar]
    don't rush into buying anything
    se lanza a hacer las cosas sin pensar [familiar]
    she dives o rushes into things without thinking
    1.3 (emprender) See examples:lanzarse a algo
    to undertake something
    embark upon something
    se lanzaron a una campaña aparatosa de publicidad
    they embarked on o undertook a spectacular publicity campaign
    1.4 (en una carrera)
    to launch oneself
    se lanzó como cantante popular
    she launched herself as a pop singer
Example sentences
  • Un año después lanza ' Mundo de cristal '.
  • Aquí el nacionalista lanzó el primer ataque a Keiko Fujimori.
  • El otro grupo solamente lanzó dardos, sin que recibieran la explicación.

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