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catapult

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1catapult/ˈkætəˌpʌlt/noun
pluralcatapults
1catapult
/ˈkætəˌpʌlt/
noun
pluralcatapults
Learner's definition of CATAPULT  
[count]
: an ancient weapon used for throwing large rocks
   b  British  : slingshot
: a device for launching an airplane from the deck of an aircraft carrier
2catapult/ˈkætəˌpʌlt/verb
catapultscatapultedcatapulting
2catapult
/ˈkætəˌpʌlt/
verb
catapultscatapultedcatapulting
Learner's definition of CATAPULT  
[+ object]  : to throw (something) with a catapult
[+ object]  : to cause (someone or something) to quickly move up or ahead or to a better position
   b  [no object]  : to quickly move up or ahead : to quickly advance to a better position
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