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English definition of “catapult”

catapult

verb
 
 
/ˈkætəpʌlt/
catapult sb/sth into/out/through, etc to make someone or something move through the air very quickly and with great force: [often passive] When the two cars collided, he was catapulted out of his seat.Throwing
catapult sb to stardom/into the lead, etc to make someone suddenly very famous/successful, etcPromoting, demoting and transferring staff
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