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      to send something on its way, such as when a rocket's engines are ignited to send it from Earth into space

While on vacation in Florida, my family saw a rocket launch into space.

My older brother likes to launch rockets with his rocket club.

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Rocket launches at night
An Atlas rocket launches to carry a satellite to space.
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