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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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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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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.”
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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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To break up into small pieces as the result of impact
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(of a business) To go bankrupt
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To cease trading due to bankruptcy
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Goes into receivership
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(of a business) Go out of business
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To run aground on a beach, typically of a ship or vessel
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Bend and give way under pressure or strain
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People, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended
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Plural for 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.”
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Plural for a person who operates a business venture and assumes much of the associated risk
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