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founder

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfounderfound‧er1 /ˈfaʊndə $ -ər/ ●○○ AWL noun [countable]  START something/MAKE something STARTsomeone who establishes a business, organization, school etc
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founderLarry Madden, founder of a liturgical think tank.This Jesuit was not only a profound preacher, but the founder of orphanages and improver of prison conditions.The shop is still run by the founder and his two sons.In it the founders dissolved also their own presbytery and headed back for their model to the ideal primitive church.This is where many of the founders of industrial Prague rest.He was thus the founder of physics teaching in Oxford University.
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founderfounder2 verb [intransitive] formal  1 FAILto fail after a period of time because something has gone wrong Their marriage began to founder soon after the honeymoon.founder on The talks foundered on disagreements between the two parties.2 TTWif a ship or boat founders, it fills with water and sinksfounder on The ship foundered on the rocks.
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founderBy 1992 her marriage was foundering.The will and morale and community of its people can founder.According to court records, Dubroff's business was foundering and he was facing eviction.His business had started to founder and his company had gone into insolvent liquidation.He has extracted land and money from business interests, but his revolutionary experiment has foundered from the start.Detail does matter because concepts which are excellent in their general sweep can founder on a small matter of detail.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfounderfound‧er1 /ˈfaʊndə-ər/ noun [countable]ORGANIZATIONS a person who starts a new company or organizationThe company’s founder and chairman, Charles Munch, has resigned.founderfounder2 verb [intransitive]COMMERCE if a company, plan, job etc founders, it fails or is unsuccessfulTwo major companies foundered this week.A potential rescue deal foundered after they rebuffed an offer of $2.5 million.founder onThe institution foundered on huge loan losses.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
founder
Simple Form
Present
theyfounder
itfounders
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Past
it, theyfoundered
Present perfect
theyhave foundered
ithas foundered
Past perfect
it, theyhad foundered
Future
it, theywill founder
Future perfect
it, theywill have foundered
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare foundering
itis foundering
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Past
theywere foundering
itwas foundering
Present perfect
theyhave been foundering
ithas been foundering
Past perfect
it, theyhad been foundering
Future
it, theywill be foundering
Future perfect
it, theywill have been foundering
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