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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.
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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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In pole vaulting it is important not merely to observe whether a vaulter clears the bar, but to slow down the video and break down the vault into its component parts--the handgrip, carry, run, plant, drive, swing, pull-turn-push, clearance technique, and where the vaulter lands in the pit.
The Vault Inbox service addresses privacy issues facing early adopters of e-document delivery systems.
Measuring some 55 nanometers by 30 nanometers, vaults sometimes look in microscopic images like pairs of unfolded flowers, each half of the vault made of eight petals attached to a central ring by a small hook.
That is precisely what the USA Pole Vault Education Initiative (USAPVEI) a sub-committee of the USA Track & Field's National & Olympic Committee (USATFNOC), is currently engaged in doing.
Over the last seven years, USA Track & Field's National Pole Vault Development and Education Committee has invested considerable time and effort in the use of helmets in vaulting.
I don't see a lot of innovations per se, but I do see important changes in injury prevention, especially in the pole vault," says Mark Strawderman, general manager of M-F Athletic's Track & Field division.
Yet the women's pole vault continues to be dogged by the archaic and non-valid prejudices of the past, the outright disregard for women's capabilities in the event, and the general lack of coaching knowledge.