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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: volter, from Vulgar Latin volvitare 'to turn, jump', from Latin volvere 'to roll'

vault

2 verb
     
vault2 also vault over [transitive]
1 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.
2 to move quickly from a lower rank or level to a higher one [= leap]
vault from/to
On Sunday Michigan vaulted from No. 4 to the nation's top team.

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