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verb British English pronunciation: vault /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.

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