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vault

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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vaultvault1 /vɔːlt $ vɒːlt/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TBBa room with thick walls and a strong door where money, jewels etc are kept to prevent them from being stolen or damaged2 MXa room where people from the same family are buried, often under the floor of a church3 JUMPa jump over something4 TBBa roof or ceiling that consists of several arches that are joined together, especially in a church
Examples from the Corpus
vaultThe willows had crowded closer to the shore, a swamp of them; their branches formed a vault.Just breathing, deep in a vault.a bank vaultBeneath the floor is the family vault of the Kolowrats.But how many generations of the women who had gone to her making had descended bandaged to the family vault?The groined vault is carried on grouped piers.It is stone vaulted throughout, with massive piers to support the vaults.Apparently, the casket would fit down into the vault especially purchased to house it underground.
vaultvault2 verb  1 JUMP[transitive] (also vault over) to jump over something in one movement, using your hands or a pole to help you The robber vaulted over the counter and took $200 in cash.see thesaurus at jump2 [intransitive] to move quickly from a lower rank or level to a higher one syn leapvault from/to On Sunday Michigan vaulted from No. 4 to the nation’s top team.→ See Verb table
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vaultHe overlooked this fact: From its 1990 low to its 1997 high, Intel vaulted 2,325 percent.He makes vaulting a five foot wall look easy.This jump would also vault Apple a generation or so past anything that its competitors were preparing.The barbarian had vaulted down into the heather and had drawn the black sword, Kring.He clambered over a bench, vaulted over a nestle of children on the ground, and failed to dodge a pie-seller.Jack vaulted over the railings.Stephan vaulted over the table and grabbed Gil by the throat.vault from/toOn Sunday Michigan vaulted from No. 4 to the nation's top team.Even so, with this novel Wilson vaults to the front rank of thriller writers.That sense of compassion could vault to the surface very quickly if the economic miracle began to curdle.
From Longman Business Dictionaryvaultvault1 /vɔːltvɒːlt/ noun [countable] (also vaults) [plural]BANKING part of a bank or other organization where money is kept safelyMore than $425 million currently sit in vaults in the Treasury Department. bonded vaultvaultvault2 verb [intransitive, transitive] to move into a higher or more successful positionWhen rates vaulted, selling accelerated.vault to/into/above etcThe Hang Seng Index vaulted 2.6% to 3722.39.The acquisition vaulted the company to the top of the workstation market.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
vault
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyvault
he, she, itvaults
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyvaulted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave vaulted
he, she, ithas vaulted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad vaulted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill vault
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have vaulted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam vaulting
he, she, itis vaulting
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you, we, theyare vaulting
Past
I, he, she, itwas vaulting
you, we, theywere vaulting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been vaulting
he, she, ithas been vaulting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been vaulting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be vaulting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been vaulting
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