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vault over (someone or something)

To bound or leap over someone or something, especially by using one's hands to propel oneself upward. The robber vaulted over the fence and disappeared down an alleyway. The soccer superstar actually managed to vault over the defensive player, regain control of the ball, and send an amazing shot into the net.
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vault into

1. To attain, achieve, or accomplish something with great alacrity and vigor. With the overwhelming success of its new home console, the former toy maker vaulted into a position of dominance in the video game industry.
2. To propel someone to some point or state of success or prosperity, especially very suddenly or rapidly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "vault" and "over." His revolutionary invention vaulted the scientist into fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams.
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vault into something

to jump or dive into something. The diver vaulted into the pool. He vaulted into bed and pulled up the covers.
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vault over someone or something

to jump or leap over someone or something. Molly vaulted over Ted and kept on running. She vaulted over the trunk.
See also: over, vault

vault into

To attain some position as if by leaping suddenly or vigorously: With the sale of the company, the founders vaulted into a position of wealth.
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Before the introduction of fiberglass poles in the 1960s, vaulters used bamboo and metal poles.
A filthy naked man wriggled from beneath it, and through the gap, while the vaulters handed down sacks of sand to him from inside the horse.
HAPPY LANDINGS: Pole vaulter Gregor MacLean hopes to compete at the top level and be Daily Record Young Athlete of the Year
A former Uwic student, he took the brave decision to move from his beloved Cardiff to Loughborough, Leicestershire, where he linked up with Steve Ripon, coach to Britain's top vaulter Steve Lewis.
One of the highlights so far has been a training weekend in London with the Great Britain number one pole vaulter Nick Buckfield.
EJ's prolific achievements are not lost on Philip Ella Juico, the president of the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (Patafa), who has approved a training schedule that would prepare the vaulter for stints in this year's Southeast Asian Games and well into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Summary: Muscat: Legendary pole vaulter and former Olympian and gold medallist Sergey Bubka will pay a .
She is the top-ranked vaulter in the United States, and also holds the meet and field records, set in the Trials four years ago.
The Jamaican sprint star, who repeated his Olympic feat of 2008 by winning this year's World Championships 100 metres and 200m gold medals in world record times, is among the five male athletes shortlisted along with sprinter Tyson Gay, middle distance runner Kenenisa Bekele, pole vaulter Steve Hooker and javelin thrower Andreas Thorkildsen.
To support the campaign the Birmingham Post will be profiling each of the young stars of the future and today we will be looking at pole vaulter Louise Butterworth.
That's the life of a pole vaulter in track and field, trying to soar to record-breaking heights while getting a rush that is sometimes indescribable.
However, Louise Butterworth, a 4m pole vaulter, has joined the club.
Wales' top pole vaulter believes the only way is up after he raised the bar once more at the Welsh Senior Indoor Championships in Cardiff on Saturday.