The GOP was foundering so badly, pundits talked in terms of “decades” of Democratic dominance.
Obama's lawyers are foundering in explaining the legal rationale for his Libyan adventure.
Deshchytsia suggests the daylong Geneva talks came close to foundering.
The foundering Kraft buyout of Cadbury is the latest example of how corporate boards are costing us trillions.
Right at the epicenter of big time pop, music is foundering as a wealth enterprise.
There was no storm, the vessel was in no danger of foundering unless the hatches were fastened down.
They ought to have left before, when we had that narrow squeak from foundering.
King Half on his way home from a warlike expedition encountered so violent a storm that his ship was nigh to foundering.
Written three days before the foundering of the Monitor off Hatteras, Dec. 31st 1862.
With the greatest caution a boat was lowered from one of the steamers, and put off to rescue the crew of the foundering craft.
early 14c., from Old French fondrer "collapse; submerge, sink, fall to the bottom," from fond "bottom," from Latin fundus "bottom, foundation" (see fund (n.)). Related: Foundered; foundering.
"one who establishes, one who sets up or institutes something," mid-14c., from Anglo-French fundur, Old French fondeor, from Latin fundator, agent noun from fundare (see found (v.1)).
"one who casts metal," c.1400, agent noun from found (v.2).
founder foun·der (foun'dər)
v. foun·dered, foun·der·ing, foun·ders
To stumble, especially to stumble and go lame. Used of horses.
To become ill from overeating. Used of livestock.
To be afflicted with laminitis. Used of horses.