verb (used with object)
- to hurl (a missile) from a slingshot.
- to hit (an object) with a missile from a slingshot.
verb (used without object)
Origin of catapult
Examples from the Web for catapulted
It is a linguistic wish for the same kind of campaign that catapulted Barack Obama forward from the caucuses.The Coronation That Wants to Be a Movement: Scenes From Hillary’s Iowa Steak Fry|Ana Marie Cox|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A number of passengers had been catapulted through the windows, in one instance with tragic results.Amazing Grace in the Bronx: Inside the Metro-North Train-Wreck Rescue|Michael Daly|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At the age of 9, Daniel Radcliffe was catapulted towards Harry Potter and Hollywood immortality by a single, instinctive wink.How Daniel Radcliffe Became Harry Potter And Other Masterpiece Theatre Tales|Nico Hines|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was an amazing acting feat that catapulted him from gifted character actor to A-list leading man.From ‘The Sopranos’ to ‘Not Fade Away,’ the Late James Gandolfini’s Finest Roles|Marlow Stern|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As Idol has faltered badly this season—with some of its lowest ratings ever—Lazaro has been catapulted to the top of the wreck.
The mass of synthetic fabric in his arms, Parker catapulted through the opening and into the sea.Sinister Paradise|Robert Moore Williams
And here he told the story of the catapulted stone, adding the little dash of mystery to give it the dramatic flavour.The King of Arcadia|Francis Lynde
Their superscience had catapulted him past the war years into the future.Restricted Tool|Malcolm B. Morehart
From the blackness and the eventless existence of a split second before, he was catapulted into a world of light and sound.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak
She flung open the front door and catapulted into Aunt Abigail just coming out.Understood Betsy|Dorothy Canfield
British Dictionary definitions for catapulted
Word Origin for catapult
Word Origin and History for catapulted (1 of 2)
1848, "to throw with a catapult," from catapult (n.). Intransitive sense by 1928. Related: Catapulted; catapulting.