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Verb
Present participle for 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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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
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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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Present participle for to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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Present participle for to break up into small pieces as the result of impact
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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 to run aground on a beach
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Present participle for bend and give way under pressure or strain
Noun
An unsuccessful outcome of something planned
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Noun
The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
Adjective
(archaic) Fated to die, or at the point of death
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