- fundador, (masculine, feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) founder member (British English/inglés británico) (socio (masculine)) fundador (masculine), (socia (feminine)) fundadora (feminine)
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 1.1 (sink) [ship] hundirse, zozobrar, irse* a piqueExample sentences1.2 (fail) [plan/project] irse* a pique, zozobrar
- That the Prime Minister's ship almost foundered on that ‘rock’ appears to have made little difference.
- The subject is an Afro-Brazilian sailor who saved many lives when his ship foundered along the coast of Brazil.
- Rather than asking why the ship foundered, Howell investigates how this maritime disaster acquired wider cultural and social significance in the years before World War I.
- Nothing, of course, came of this, as his proposals foundered on the rock-like conservatism of his profession.
- Although several individuals had been keen to buy the house, their plans always foundered when he questioned whether they had the financial resources to carry the project through.
- This plan foundered more through the sheer impracticability of the proposals than obstruction by officials.
- 2 [horse] dar* un traspiéExample sentences
- My mother was an orphan hedgewitch, healer, and midwife of small means until one of my father's horses foundered nearly on her doorstep.
- Only a few months later, the handsome sorrel foundered and his bid for a World Championship ended.
- The pony, who is locked up so he won't founder, started galloping up and down the fenceline when I switched on the light.
- Don't feed straight corn, because goats will founder and have hoof problems, Finch advised.
- Keep donkeys off the sweet feed and grain, as they can founder and develop laminitis just as horses do.
- Recently, he foundered in his left fore, which was very acute.