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Noun founder has 3 senses
  1. laminitis, founder - inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
    --1 is a kind of inflammation, redness, rubor
  2. founder, beginner, founding father, father - a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"
    --2 is a kind of originator, conceiver, mastermind
    --2 has particulars: cofounder; colonizer, coloniser; foundress
    Derived forms: verb found1, verb found2
  3. founder - a worker who makes metal castings
    --3 is a kind of
    skilled worker, trained worker
    --3 has particulars: bell founder
Verb founder has 4 senses
  1. fall through, fall flat, founder, flop - fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"
    --1 is one way to fail, go wrong, miscarry
    Sample sentence:
    The business is going to founder
  2. founder - sink below the surface
    --2 is one way to
    sink, settle, go down, go under
    Derived form: noun foundering1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder - 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"
    --3 is one way to change
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  4. founder - stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered"
    --4 is one way to
    stumble, trip
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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