But it was enough to catapult Davis into the national spotlight and raise immediate speculation about statewide office.
But then you find yourself with the revenue to purchase that catapult you've been wanting.
You think that this tragedy has given you an opportunity to catapult you [sic] dinky blog and newspaper to new heights.
For instance we will make a sort of catapult by means of this ruler.
Juve shot his answer at the lieutenant, like a stone from a catapult.
A young carpenter, who has some archaeological notions, proposes to construct a catapult.
Is it the thought of Wolsey which makes him frown—or is he wondering where he left his catapult?
The catapult was turned about toward us, and lashed tightly to stakes driven in front and behind.
And he knew that at any moment this beast might come at him as if discharged from a catapult.
Then the door was pushed open violently and Bolt entered like a stone propelled from a catapult.
1848, "to throw with a catapult," from catapult (n.). Intransitive sense by 1928. Related: Catapulted; catapulting.