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What is another word for founder?

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A person who establishes or originates an institution, idea or project
“Being the company's founder and a product inventor, I am also a technical expert and a sales professional.”
A person who operates a business venture and assumes much of the associated risk
To stumble or fall from exhaustion, lameness, etc.
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“Sargent and Charley, on horses, try to make the steeds carry them across the river, but the horses founder and throw the two men off.”
To fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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“After nearly a decade of unprofitable operation, the company began to founder badly.”
To structurally collapse or give way
“Blackness fills the painter's space to the utmost capacity, reaching the critical point where the whole structure begins to founder.”
To fill with water and sink, especially of a ship
“The worst-case scenario is that his ship will founder and spill its load of heavy fuel into the ocean.”
To break up into small pieces as the result of impact
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(of a business) To go bankrupt
To run aground on a beach, typically of a ship or vessel
To undergo a loss of consciousness
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