Synonyms of founder


1. laminitis, founder, inflammation, redness, rubor

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

2. founder, beginner, founding father, father, originator, conceiver, mastermind

usage: a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"

3. founder, skilled worker, trained worker, skilled workman

usage: a worker who makes metal castings


1. fall through, fall flat, founder, flop, fail, go wrong, miscarry

usage: fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"

2. founder, sink, settle, go down, go under

usage: sink below the surface

3. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, change

usage: break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

4. founder, stumble, trip

usage: stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered"

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