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This sounds like far out science fiction fantasy, but it's within the realm of plausibility.
It turns out that the supermassive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy hits a star "out of the ballpark" about every 100,000 years. Astronomers have clocked these runaway stars as having enough velocity to escape the galaxy.
So far at least 16 of these so-called hypervelocity stars are known. They were first hypothesized in 1988. But the first one wasn't detected until 2005. Hot and bright blue short-lived stellar runaways have been picked out because they are not native to the old stellar galactic halo population, they had to travel there. Also, the torturous Milky Way core -- a stellar Monster Truck assembly plant -- favors making massive stars in binary pairs.
We already us slingshot maneuvers to get to the moon etc.