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vault

verb     /vɒlt/ US  /vɑːlt/
[I usually + adv/prep, T] to jump over something by first putting your hands on it or by using a pole: He vaulted over the gate. She vaulted the wall and kept running. He has vaulted 6.02 m in indoor competitions this year. → See also pole vaultJumpingBouncingGymnastics [T] formal to move someone or something suddenly to a much more important position: Last week's changes vaulted the general to the top, over the heads of several of his seniors.Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
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