Today’s English word of the day is: VAULT. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘vault’, hear the pronunciation, and read two example dialogues. With each word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
vault: to jump over an object in a single movement, using your hands or a pole to push you
American English Pronunciation: /vɔːlt/
😦: Who was that guy in our yard?
😕: He vaulted the fence before I could get a good look at his face. Let’s remember to lock our doors tonight.
😄: You should have seen Michelle when she got home from work yesterday! She was so excited to be home that she vaulted clear over the rocking chair and onto the bed!
🤣: Haha! I hope she enjoys her time off!
Want more practice using the word ‘vault’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day! Can you detect other meanings of the word ‘vault’ in these articles?
And just for fun… Vaulting is one element of gymnastics in the Olympics. One of the most moving moments in all of US Olympic history took place in the 1996 Summer Games. Having snapped two ligaments in her ankle on a bad landing, Kerri Strug needed to vault again in order for the US to have a shot at gold. She limped over to the runway. We all thought she would fail. Watch the video to find out what happened! 🤗
Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary