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founder

verb [I]
 
 
/ˈfaʊndər/
to fail or be unsuccessful, because of problems: In recent years her career has been foundering. The deal foundered on price, with the owners wanting more than $150m for the five-star hotel.
Translations of “founder”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指船)沈沒, 失敗, 破產…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指船)沉没, 失败, 破产…
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