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adjective as in high and dry

adverb as in aground

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The other founder is from India and is working on an H-1B at a large tech company.

Like many technology companies looking to go public, Wish has a dual-class share structure giving more voting power to its founders.

From Fortune

“He was an up and coming talent,” said Andy Dinh, CEO and founder of TSM.

Earlier this week, TechCrunch caught up with Gonzalez-Cadenas over Zoom to learn more about his new role at Index and how he intends to source deals and support founders.

His first foray was a dating website, after he read that the founder of Plenty of Fish made $10 million a year working 10 hours a week in a New York Times piece.

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And then it foundered for a while and someone else picked it up.

Savile allegedly helped to mediate between Charles and Diana as their marriage foundered.

After the war this youthful sense of adventure foundered in struggle and disappointment, which Heller projected back onto the war.

In 1972, Libya, Egypt, and Syria announce a “Federation of Arab Republics” that foundered after disagreements among the members.

As DreamWorks foundered, the animation division had to be split from live-action into a separate company.

The old constitution had foundered, sweeping away in its ruin the order and discipline of the royal army.

So that there were some who believed it more than likely that the yacht Eagle had foundered, with only one man to handle her.

Fortunately, the hatch had been shut, and the deluge of water had not gone into the cabin, or the boat must have foundered.

The collapsible boats A and B appear to have floated off the ship at the time she foundered.

Here were Colorado Jim and the pards on foundered horses, pursuing a rapid individual who was escaping only too easily.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to foundered, such as: aground, deserted, marooned, shipwrecked, stranded, and stuck.

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