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founder2

found·er2

founder2

 
pronunciation:
faUn dr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: foundered, foundering, founders
definition 1: of a ship or boat, to sink after filling up with water.
The ship foundered soon after hitting the iceberg.
similar words:
sink
definition 2: of a horse, to become lame.
definition 3: of a building or the ground, to sink or cave in.
similar words:
collapse, sink
definition 4: to come to ruin; fail.
The business foundered under the new and inexperienced management.
similar words:
collapse, sink
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to founder.
similar words:
sink
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