catapult - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈkætəpʌlt/
present tense
I/you/we/theycatapult
he/she/itcatapults
present participlecatapulting
past tensecatapulted
past participlecatapulted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to suddenly put someone into an important position
  2. 2
    [transitive] to push or fire someone or something very quickly through the air