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English definition of “vault”

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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