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Noun
A person who establishes an institution or settlement
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“When the 11 founder members of the euro fused their currencies in January 1999, European policymakers promised they were launching an economic powerhouse on the world to rival America.”
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Person who starts a business alone
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To collapse or burst inward violently
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“So our revolution continues, and our ideals must struggle against the human tendencies and the social forces that would cause our experiment to founder and fail.”
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Of a ship, to fill with water and sink
“The worst-case scenario is that his ship will founder and spill its load of heavy fuel into the ocean.”
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(of a horse or its rider) To stumble or fall from exhaustion, lameness, etc
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“Only a few months later, the handsome sorrel foundered and his bid for a World Championship ended.”
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To fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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Break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay
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To run aground on a beach
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Bend and give way under pressure or strain
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