Definition of vault verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vault

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verb
BrE BrE//vɔːlt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vɔːlt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vault
BrE BrE//vɔːlt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vɔːlt//
 
he / she / it vaults
BrE BrE//vɔːlts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vɔːlts//
 
past simple vaulted
BrE BrE//ˈvɔːltɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɔːltɪd//
 
past participle vaulted
BrE BrE//ˈvɔːltɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɔːltɪd//
 
-ing form vaulting
BrE BrE//ˈvɔːltɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɔːltɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to jump over an object in a single movement, using your hands or a pole to push you vault over something She vaulted over the gate and ran up the path. vault something to vault a fence There’s no way he could have vaulted the fence with that injury. see also pole vault Word Originverb mid 16th cent.: from Old French volter ‘to turn (a horse), gambol’, based on Latin volvere ‘to roll’.
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