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founder

verb [I]  /ˈfɑʊn·dər/ us  

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]  /ˈfɑʊn·dər/ us  

founder noun [C] (PERSON)

someone who establishes an organization: She is the founder and managing director of the company.
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