As DreamWorks foundered, the animation division had to be split from live-action into a separate company.
In 1972, Libya, Egypt, and Syria announce a “Federation of Arab Republics” that foundered after disagreements among the members.
And then it foundered for a while and someone else picked it up.
At the end of the round, the big man was heaving for breath like a foundered horse.
The Griffin had foundered, when but a few days out from Green Bay.
She foundered with all hands, and this escape made Creagh more serious than ever.
She foundered, after you were on your beam ends and lost your sticks.
It was supposed that, heavy laden, and labouring in a mountainous sea, she must have started a plank and foundered.
In another month, on its present lines, the whole league will have foundered.
The first mowers were so big and complex and heavy that they foundered scores of horses every spring.
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.