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foundering

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in sinking

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foundering

verb
present participle of founder

Synonyms & Antonyms of foundering (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
  • the twin towers started to sway and suddenly foundered

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“Foundering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/foundering. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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