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English definition of “catapult”


verb [T always + adv/prep]    /ˈkæt̬·əˌpʌlt, -ˌpʊlt/
to become famous or important very suddenly , in the process moving beyond others who had been more famous or important : The album of hit songs catapulted her almost overnight into national stardom . Something or someone that is catapulted is thrown forward with great force or speed .
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