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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of founder.

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Examples

  • Oliver Golding's tilt at the boys 'singles title foundered in the semi-final.

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  • Seven months ago, he left a job at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where similar plans to seek NCI designation foundered in the bad economy.

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  • Seven months ago, he left a job at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where similar plans to seek NCI designation foundered in the bad economy.

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  • The Bush and Obama administrations considered helping Yemen formulate a rehabilitation program, but the idea foundered amid concerns about the Middle Eastern country's capacity to implement it, officials said.

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  • The Bush and Obama administrations considered helping Yemen formulate a rehabilitation program, but the idea foundered amid concerns about the Middle Eastern country's capacity to implement it, officials said.

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  • One of the horses "foundered," so a zealous chevalier offered his mount; "the animal was full of vigour and pulled away a thigh."

    "Am I sorry I tried? Yes and no. Yes, because it accomplished little except to throw away the rest of my life."

  • Part of the reason may have been that Lyor’s instincts and maneuvering proved spot-on: while the other PolyGram labels foundered, Def Jam had a red-hot Christmas.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • Part of the reason may have been that Lyor’s instincts and maneuvering proved spot-on: while the other PolyGram labels foundered, Def Jam had a red-hot Christmas.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • Part of the reason may have been that Lyor’s instincts and maneuvering proved spot-on: while the other PolyGram labels foundered, Def Jam had a red-hot Christmas.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • Part of the reason may have been that Lyor’s instincts and maneuvering proved spot-on: while the other PolyGram labels foundered, Def Jam had a red-hot Christmas.

    Fortune’s Fool

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  • Derived from Spanish queso fundido, where melted mozarella is served, to be eaten with tortillas. Best when a large greasy pool of minced chorizo occupies the center of the preparation. Now wouldn't that be great - hash browns foundering in melted mozarella and chorizo?

    September 21, 2009