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English definition of “balk”

balk

verb [I] (UK also baulk)     /bɔːk/ US  /bɑːlk/
to be unwilling to do something or to allow something to happen: I balked at the prospect of spending four hours on a train with him.Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
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