As Idol has faltered badly this season—with some of its lowest ratings ever—Lazaro has been catapulted to the top of the wreck.
And growing: The film's release catapulted the movie tie-in version of the paperback back onto the top of bestseller lists.
It is a linguistic wish for the same kind of campaign that catapulted Barack Obama forward from the caucuses.
A number of passengers had been catapulted through the windows, in one instance with tragic results.
At the age of 9, Daniel Radcliffe was catapulted towards Harry Potter and Hollywood immortality by a single, instinctive wink.
Crying out, arms and legs flailing, the Chinaman catapulted toward Krenski—and just at the instant Krenski fired!
The word was catapulted from him as though by a muscular convulsion.
Their superscience had catapulted him past the war years into the future.
From frozen mobility Lig-magte had catapulted into headlong attack.
Scarcely was I poised to strike, when the speeding prow ripped into us, and I was catapulted into the black water.
1848, "to throw with a catapult," from catapult (n.). Intransitive sense by 1928. Related: Catapulted; catapulting.