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founder

noun [C] uk   /ˈfaʊn.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
C2 someone who establishes an organization: She is the founder and managing director of the company.

founder

verb [I] uk   /ˈfaʊn.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
(especially of a boat) to fill with water and sink: The ferry foundered in a heavy storm, taking many of the passengers and crew with it. to be unsuccessful: Teaching computers to read and write has always foundered on the unpredictable human element in language.
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