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A person who establishes an institution or settlement
“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.”
To fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
“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.”
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.”
To fall
“Only a few months later, the handsome sorrel foundered and his bid for a World Championship ended.”
To be unsuccessful
“… the theater company foundered after its corporate funding dried up.”
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