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Verb
Present participle for to collapse or burst inward violently
“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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for to stumble or fall from exhaustion, lameness, etc
“Only a few months later, the handsome sorrel foundered and his bid for a World Championship ended.”
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Present participle for to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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(of a business) Present participle for to go bankrupt
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(of rain, a crop or supply) Present participle for to be insufficient when needed or expected
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Present participle for break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay
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Present participle for to run aground on a beach
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Present participle for bend and give way under pressure or strain
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Present participle for fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of
Noun
An unsuccessful outcome of something planned
Noun
The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
Adjective
On the point of death
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