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Synonyms for founder

Synonyms for founder

to go beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid

Synonyms for founder

inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse

a person who founds or establishes some institution

a worker who makes metal castings

fail utterly

sink below the surface

stumble and nearly fall

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For there were still two men lying impotent in their bunks; and these, seeing the water pour in and thinking the ship had foundered, began to cry out aloud, and that with such harrowing cries that all who were on deck tumbled one after another into the skiff and fell to their oars.
I got up out of my cabin and looked out; but such a dismal sight I never saw: the sea ran mountains high, and broke upon us every three or four minutes; when I could look about, I could see nothing but distress round us; two ships that rode near us, we found, had cut their masts by the board, being deep laden; and our men cried out that a ship which rode about a mile ahead of us was foundered.