- 1to throw someone or something or be thrown suddenly and violently through the air catapult (somebody/something) + adv./prep. She was catapulted out of the car as it hit the wall.
- 2(figurative) The movie catapulted him to international stardom.
NAmE//ˈkæt̮əˌpʌlt//, NAmE//ˈkæt̮əˌpʊlt//[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they catapult
he / she / it catapults
past simple catapulted
-ing form catapulting