Synonyms of founder in English:

founder1

noun

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Synonyms of founder in English:

founder2

verb

  • 1 the ship foundered
    sink, go to the bottom, go down, be lost at sea
  • 3 their horses foundered in the river
    stumble, trip, trip up, lose one's balance, lose/miss one's footing, slip, stagger, lurch, totter, fall, tumble, topple, sprawl, collapse

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founder, flounder
It is easy to confuse these words, not only because they sound similar but also because the contexts in which they are used overlap. Founder means, in its general and extended use, ‘fail or come to nothing, sink out of sight’ ( the scheme foundered because of lack of organizational backing ). Flounder, on the other hand, means ‘struggle, move clumsily, be in a state of confusion’ ( new recruits floundering about in their first week ).

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