Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Medvedev advised the young winners to be firmer in their demands for the state to be in line with a “smart” economy.
in line with = in conformity or agreement
For the youths, this ceremony became the end-result of the winding-down year.
wind down = diminish gradually, draw to a close
Nevertheless, all projects that were launched this year will continue to be implemented in the future, Medvedev promised while speaking from the podium.
The police have launched an investigation into the incident.
launch = begin
Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
launch (v) = plunge
The missiles were launched against enemy targets.
The first artificial earth satellite was launched from a site in the U.S.S.R. on Oct. 4, 1957.
launch = hurl, fire, discharge
The small man is slow to launch out into expense when things are going well.
launch out into expense = throw one money out of the window
It was soon found, that a balloon, launched into the atmosphere, is abandoned to the mercy of the winds.
launch = release (release, fly a balloon)
The launch of a ship was a big occasion.
launch = letting down in water of a ship
This morning's launch of the space shuttle has been delayed. (The space shattle will touch off tomorrow.)
launch (n) = firing, discharge
Thank you for your efforts.