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catapult

verb [T usually + adv/prep]     /ˈkæt.ə.pʌlt/ US  /ˈkæt̬-/
to throw someone or something with great force: When the two vehicles collided, he was catapulted forwards.Throwing be catapulted into sth to suddenly experience a particular state, such as being famous: The award for best actress meant that almost overnight she was catapulted into the limelight.Fame and famous
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