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Definition of Foundered

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fill with water and sink; fall; fail; stumble; cause to sink
Foundered Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(imp. & p. p.)
of Founder
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
English Phonetics
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1. inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
(synonym) laminitis
(hypernym) inflammation, redness, rubor
2. a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"
(synonym) beginner, founding father, father
(hypernym) originator, conceiver, mastermind
(hyponym) cofounder
(derivation) establish, set up, found, launch
3. a worker who makes metal castings
(hypernym) skilled worker, trained worker
(hyponym) bell founder

1. fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"
(synonym) fall through, fall flat, flop
(hypernym) fail, go wrong, miscarry
2. sink below the surface
(hypernym) sink, settle, go down, go under
(derivation) foundering, going under
3. break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
(synonym) collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) implode, go off
(verb-group) abandon, give up
4. stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered"
(hypernym) stumble, trip
Foundered Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Shipwrecking is the event that caused the wreck, such as the striking of something that causes the ship to sink, the stranding of the ship on rocks, land or shoal, poor maintenance, or the destruction of the ship at sea by violent weather.

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