1. foundering, going under, sinking

usage: (of a ship) sinking


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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