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Definition of catapult verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈkæt̮əˌpʊlt//
    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they catapult
    he / she / it catapults
    past simple catapulted
    -ing form catapulting
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  1. 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. 2(figurative) The movie catapulted him to international stardom.
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