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balk

 (bôk)
v. balked, balk·ing, balks
v.intr.
1. To stop short and refuse to go on: The horse balked at the jump.
2. To refuse obstinately or abruptly: She balked at the very idea of compromise.
3.
a. Sports To make an incomplete or misleading motion.
b. Baseball To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
v.tr.
1. To check or thwart by or as if by an obstacle.
2. Archaic To let go by; miss.
n.
1. A hindrance, check, or defeat.
2. Sports An incomplete or misleading motion, especially an illegal move made by a baseball pitcher.
3. Games One of the spaces between the cushion and the balk line on a billiard table.
4.
a. An unplowed strip of land.
b. A ridge between furrows.
5. A wooden beam or rafter.

[Middle English balken, to plow up in ridges, from balk, ridge, from Old English balca and from Old Norse balkr, beam.]

balk′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balker - a person who refuses to complybalker - a person who refuses to comply  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
negativist - someone who refuses to do what is asked or does the opposite of what is asked
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