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From Zakaria: Russia's Strategic Blunder | Newsweek Voices - Fareed Zakaria | Newsweek.com
In the text below,what does "foundering" mean?
Many in Washington have described Russia's attack on Georgia as a turning point in international affairs. Pundits thunder that we are returning to an age of great-power conflicts. Globalization and integration have been exposed as shams. Russia is playing this new Great Game with ruthless brilliance and we—the United States and Europe—are foundering. As events unfold, however, almost all of this instant analysis will prove sensationalist, misguided and incorrect.
foundering - OneLook Dictionary Search , which gave me:
▸ noun: (of a ship) sinking
Next I searched for in foundering - definition of foundering - synonyms, pronunciation, spelling from Free Dictionary , which gave
NOUN (1) 1. (of a ship) sinking;
[syn: foundering, going under]
So, I gave up. That's it! Anyway, thanks for your kind answer.
Last edited by dilermando; 25-Dec-2008 at 15:49.