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flounderverb [I]

 us   /ˈflɑʊn·dər/
  • flounder verb [I] (MOVE AWKWARDLY)

to move awkwardly or to be in an awkward or difficult situation: She floundered around in the water. He lost the next page of his speech and floundered for a few seconds. His business was flourishing, but his marriage was floundering.

floundernoun [C]

 us   /ˈflɑʊn·dər/ (plural flounder)
  • flounder noun [C] (FISH)

a flat fish that is used as food
(Definition of flounder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flounder" in Business English

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flounderverb [I]

uk   us   /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]
a floundering stock market/economy/business
(Definition of flounder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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