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founder

verb [I]  us   /ˈfɑʊn·dər/

founder verb [I] (SINK)

to fill with water and sink, or fig. to fail: The ship foundered in a heavy storm. fig. Plans for a new airport have foundered because of budget cuts.

founder

noun [C]  us   /ˈfɑʊn·dər/

founder noun [C] (PERSON)

someone who establishes an organization: She is the founder and managing director of the company.
Translations of “founder”
in Chinese (Traditional) 創立者, 創建者, 創辦者…
in Russian основатель…
in Turkish kurucu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 创立者, 创建者, 创办者…
in Polish założyciel/ka…
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