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.
1848, "to throw with a catapult," from catapult (n.). Intransitive sense by 1928. Related: Catapulted; catapulting.