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    in line with/winding-down/lunch(v)/launch(n)/

    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: in line with/winding-down/lunch(v)/launch(n)/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    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 firm (er) 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 = to gradually relax after doing something that has made you tired or worried

    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 = introduce something new such as a product
    After working for the company for several years he decided to set up his own business and launch a new product
    The company hopes to launch the new fuel economy car by next year.
    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 = to send something out, such as a new ship into water or a rocket into space

    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
    launch out(Phrasal verb) = to start something new, especially something that involves risk
    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 = leave the earth into the space for the first time.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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