a person who establishes an institution, company, society, etc.
1. (of a ship) to sink
2. to break down or fail
3. to sink into or become stuck in soft ground
4. to fall in or give way; collapse
5. (of a horse) to stumble or go lame
6. archaic . (of animals, especially livestock) to become ill from overeating
7. veterinary science . another name for laminitis (inflammation of sensitive laminae in the hoof of a horse, caused by stressful events, as trauma, infection, or parturition)