Meaning of “baulk” - Learner’s Dictionary

baulk

verb [ I ] uk /bɔːk, bɔːlk/ UK (UK/US balk)

to not want to do something that is unpleasant or difficult:

Most people would baulk at paying these kinds of prices for clothes.

(Definition of “baulk” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)