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English definition of “flounder”

flounder

verb [I]     /ˈflaʊndər/
to have serious financial or economic problems: Stock markets all over the world are floundering due to the current recession. In spite of a slight increase in exports, the economy continues to flounder.
floundering adjective [before noun]
(Definition of flounder verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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