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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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Within the basement, the vaulted brickwork has been covered, as it would have originally been, with rough lime render and the spaces made lighter and clearer.
Its layered vaulted roof has a glazed north side, to admit the sky, and shading devices on the south side.
The two vaulted buildings are connected by a service core containing vertical circulation and services.
Architect and client, who had been impressed b Silvestrin's design of the stone floored and vaulted Johan restaurant in Graz (AR July 1998) persuaded them otherwise.
The restaurant off the Landhausgasse is gained by passing through a splendid Renaissance doorway and minimally detailed glass door into a vaulted antechamber, which Silvestrin has turned into an entrance lobby.
Without careful handling of light, the vaulted space might have been rather grim and oppressive, but the fenestration ensures that daylight splashes from both sides and each end on to the warm red bricks, laid in stretcher-bond with wide mortar joints, a reminiscence of the fine Norwegian history of brick building that comes from Denmark and is often forgotten by outsiders, who can see only the indigenous timber tradition.
The 8m wide body of the old building consisted simply of a series of vaulted rooms with windows both to the court and to the outside world.
As Summerson observed, the Breakfast Room 'has a low, vaulted ceiling like a Roman tomb-chamber', an association reinforced by the way in which the vault is placed within the room.