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Verb
Past tense for 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.”
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Past tense for to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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“After nearly a decade of unprofitable operation, the company began to founder badly.”
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Past tense for to structurally collapse or give way
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“Blackness fills the painter's space to the utmost capacity, reaching the critical point where the whole structure begins to founder.”
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Past tense for 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.”
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Past tense for to break up into small pieces as the result of impact
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(of a business) Past tense for to go bankrupt
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Past tense for to cease trading due to bankruptcy
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Went into receivership
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(of a business) Past tense for go out of business
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Past tense for to run aground on a beach, typically of a ship or vessel
Adverb
On the bottom of
Adjective
Stranded on a shore or underwater
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