- 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
- 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.
NAmE//vɔlt//[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vault
he / she / it vaults
past simple vaulted
-ing form vaulting