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verb vault pronunciation in British English /vɔːlt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlevaulting
past tensevaulted
past participlevaulted
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    vault over

    [transitive] to jump over something, especially using your hands or a pole to support you
    He vaulted the fence and continued running.
  2. 2
    [transitive] mainly journalism to suddenly put someone in a successful or important position
    These two years have vaulted him to stardom.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to suddenly improve or succeed
      Stocks vaulted to record high levels on Wednesday.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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