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Definition of vault verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vault
    he / she / it vaults
    past simple vaulted
    -ing form vaulting
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  1. 1to jump over an object in a single movement, using your hands or a pole to push you vault something to vault a fence vault over something She vaulted over the gate and ran up the path. see also pole vault
  2. 2to rise suddenly to a higher level, rank, or position; to cause someone to rise in this way vault (somebody) to/into something She vaulted to stardom in Paris in the 1920s. The election vaulted him into power.
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