started, sent, set in motion, floated, begun, aloft, afloat, lofted, put into orbit, sent into orbit, lofted into orbit, made airborne, put in motion, put on the water, put to sea, put in the air; see also begun, driven, sent.
Xander launched forward, trying to shake free the hands that wrestled him away.
You can have the first— Jenn didn't wait for him to finish but launched a kick straight for his head.
Cade launched into an investigation of the old truck while Cynthia and Mary caught up on the latest gossip.
Gabe and a few other assassins in black fought off hordes of demons. Surprised, Rhyn launched into the melee with his dagger. He slashed through several demons before the creatures realized he was there. Wanting to keep them off balance, he morphed into his demon form and shredded the creatures with talons and fangs as deadly as theirs.