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vault into (something or some place)
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.
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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
vault into something
to jump or dive into something. The diver vaulted into the pool. He vaulted into bed and pulled up the covers.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.