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catapult (someone or something) into (something)

To suddenly thrust one into a particular situation or condition, often fame. That award-winning role really catapulted the actor into stardom.
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catapult someone or something into something

1. Lit. to throw someone or something into a place using a catapult. The soldiers catapulted the huge stone into the fortress.
2. Fig. to thrust or force someone or something into something, such as fame, glory, front-page news, etc. The success catapulted her into the spotlight. The scandal catapulted the contractual arrangements into public scrutiny.
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The reason 100,000 shots is a significant milestone is because every catapult shot requires maintenance," Quinlin said.
Cell Medica and CGT Catapult have also initiated a collaboration to establish cell therapy manufacturing operations for Cell Medica at the GMP production facility recently built by CGT Catapult in Stevenage.
Innovation in the UK's multi-billion pound semiconductor market will be given a boost by the New Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult centre that will be based in Wales, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced on Friday.
It is independent from the catapults, but it could encourage SMEs to use the centres.
Chambers] drew up the plans for the early catapults based loosely on the design of the air cylinder used on ammunition hoists aboard ships, which was very innovative and cutting edge for the time.
The catapult has been used since ancient times to forcefully propel stones and spears.
Once they selected the final design, the team performed a stress and dynamics analysis in SolidWorks Simulation to understand how the catapult would function under real-world operating conditions.
The Navy also experimented with other power sources and models, including catapults that utilized gunpowder and flywheel variations.
Catapults are not-for-profit, independent technology and innovation centres set up by Innovate UK.
The ship turned into the wind, the pilot went to full power and was about to salute, signaling he was ready to go, when the catapult officer gave him the throttle-back signal.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has appointed Hugh McNeal, the Chief Executive of Renewable UK, the UKs leading renewable energy trade association, as a Non-Executive Director.
Its role included repairs to catapults and arresting engines on the aircraft carriers Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the Indian Ocean.
It is one of 10 Catapults set up and funded by Innovate UK as part of the UK government s plan for a series of technology and innovation centres to transform the UK s capability for innovation and help drive future economic growth.
designed arresting gear and catapults, demonstrating a cross-deck capability could eventually lead to standard cross-deck operating procedures.
Catapults are centres of excellence that bridge the gap between business, academia, research and government.