Meaning of “balk” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “balk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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balkverb [ I ]

us /bɔk/

to be unwilling to do something or let something happen:

I balked at the prospect of spending four hours on a train with him.

(Definition of “balk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)