One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Thomas Bodley, the founder of Oxford's Bodleian Library’
originator, creator, initiator, institutor, instigator, organizer, father, founding father, prime mover, architect, engineer, designer, deviser, developer, pioneer, author, planner, framer, inventor, mastermind, maker, producer, builder, constructor
1‘the ship foundered on a voyage to Holland’
sink, go to the bottom, go down, be lost at sea, submerge, capsize, run aground, be swamped
informal go to Davy Jones's locker
2‘the scheme foundered due to lack of organizational backing’
fail, be unsuccessful, not succeed, lack success, fall through, fall flat, break down, abort, miscarry, be defeated, suffer defeat, be in vain, be frustrated, collapse, misfire, backfire, not come up to scratch, meet with disaster, come to grief, come to nothing, come to naught, miss the mark, run aground, go wrong, go awry, go astray
informal flop, fizzle out, flatline, come a cropper, bite the dust, blow up in someone's face, go down like a lead balloon
3‘some of their horses foundered in the river bed’
stumble, trip, trip up, lose one's balance, lose one's footing, miss one's footing, slip, pitch, stagger, lurch, totter, fall, fall down, fall over, fall headlong, tumble, topple, sprawl, go lame, collapse
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