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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of flounder.

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Examples

  • While the label floundered, promising acts such as Run DMC and LL Cool J signed with a competitor, Def Jam Recordings.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

  • While the label floundered, promising acts such as Run DMC and LL Cool J signed with a competitor, Def Jam Recordings.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

  • Courbertin floundered round a corner of the wreckage.

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  • As his first term floundered, Bush was rescued by Osama Bin Laden who decided both the 2002 and 2004 elections together with his evil twin Saddam Hussein, even though there was no connection between the two.

    Ian Masters: Thy Neighbor's Vote

  • Yashin floundered so much that, at one point in mid-February, he was dropped to the fourth line.

    USATODAY.com - Yashin's past sure to be revived when Islanders, Senators clash

  • It’s worth noting that al-Hurra, America’s effort to launch an Arabic language propaganda public diplomacy network, has floundered from the beginning for basically the same reason — it doesn’t matter what your message is if nobody’s watching.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Trouble With Propaganda TV

  • The health of the lake had floundered from the impact of man’s imprudent and impudent use, from continuous inordinate water consumption, from the leaching of toxins into the drainage basin, and from the effects of contentious political forces jockeying for self interest while failing to provide Lake Chapala with a viable chance for life.

    Huichol Voices

  • The health of the lake had floundered from the impact of man’s imprudent and impudent use, from continuous inordinate water consumption, from the leaching of toxins into the drainage basin, and from the effects of contentious political forces jockeying for self interest while failing to provide Lake Chapala with a viable chance for life.

    Huichol Voices

  • He would have been a grand trophy, but Henry did not fire, and, a moment or two later, the stag floundered away, leaving the young leader very thoughtful.

    The Eyes of the Woods A story of the Ancient Wilderness

  • The couple also looked at setting up a cafe in the back of the shop but the idea floundered when it was obvious that it would be too costly to buy equipment of a standard required by Allerdale council's planners.

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