German translation of 'flounder'
- (literal, figurative)
⇒ we floundered about in the mud
wir quälten uns mühselig im Schlamm
⇒ the company/economy was floundering
der Firma/Wirtschaft ging es schlecht
⇒ his career floundered
mit seiner Karriere ging es abwärts
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Example Sentences Including 'flounder'
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The economy would have floundered whether or not US aid had been withdrawn.The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
It was political, a gesture while the President had his back to the wall over healthcare reform and the floundering economy.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
A lot of businesses floundering right now should invest more in design.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But when the unspeakable happens and one of the group dies, the rest are left floundering.The Sun (2013)
Everyone else is floundering and running around in circles, but you work best when you have to think on your feet.The Sun (2015)
Germany isn't working, iconic businesses are floundering.The Sun (2016)
War and the civil rights movement gave her a purpose, and that when they came to an end she was left floundering.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
When his recording career began to flounder, he found work singing on the northern club circuit.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
A series of setbacks left the yes campaign floundering, and a narrow no lead soon became a substantial one.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
For the best part of the first three games they floundered around, playing all their best rugby in the wrong parts of the pitch.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Froome attacked about three miles from the finish of the toughest stage of the Tour so far and left his main rivals floundering.The Sun (2013)
Froome's pace on the sharp final climb had his rivals floundering before he eased up and finished in the pack.The Sun (2013)
As he floundered around the ring trying to hitch his trousers up, all the while sweating buckets, it was little wonder that he lost.Great Sporting Failures (1993)
The compass was like a fish floundering in a tub, the radio continued to boil like a pan of chickpeas.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They too have had wilderness years when nobody really understood them and they floundered about, failing to fulfil their full potential.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But many carers are left floundering after diagnosis.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It would also jeopardise billions of dollars in international loans that the floundering Ukrainian economy urgently needs.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
So far the'No' campaign has been floundering.The Sun (2014)
Thousands of expensively trained new doctors are floundering around looking for work.The Sun (2007)
Usually the people I write about are floundering.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I'm supposed to go in and write this important column about floundering political dinosaurs at some point between now and Friday.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The Russian economy is floundering.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: flounder VERB
If something is floundering, it has many problems and may soon fail completely.
What a pity that his career was left to flounder.
Translation of flounder from the Collins English to German Dictionary