To see details on the word
founder
please enable javascript.

founder
as in:  peace talks foundered


The project foundered
  to fail or break-down

or:

to physically sink below the surface or fall
Home
 Mark word for later review on this computer
foundered foundering founder
Strongly Associated with:   flounder
Notes:
Don’t confuse this with flounder (clumsy movements to retain balance; or a type of fish).
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary - Vocabulary.com®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Samples:
  • The project foundered
  • The ship foundered in the storm.
  • the horses foundered
  • The night was really terrible; it would be a miracle if the craft did not founder.
    Jules Verne  --  Around The World In Eighty Days
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   founder [6] , flounder [2]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Business, Architecture, Engineering, Nature & Ecology
Home
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading